OTTAWA — Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says he acquired additional reassurance this week that Canada’s anticipated provide of COVID-19 vaccines is safe.
Trudeau says he spoke this morning with European Fee President Ursula von der Leyen about Europe’s export controls and Moderna chair Noubar Afeyan yesterday in regards to the firm’s Canadian contract.
Moderna has been scuffling with increasing manufacturing traces in Europe however Trudeau says Afeyan instructed him Canada’s contract to get two million doses of Moderna’s vaccine by March 31 will probably be fulfilled.
Moderna has confirmed supply of one other 168,000 doses subsequent week, with 1.3 million to comply with in March.
Trudeau says von der Leyen reiterated to him that Canada won’t be harmed by new export controls imposed by Europe final month to raised monitor COVID-19 vaccines leaving factories within the European Union.
All of Canada’s present vaccines are being made in Europe however a spokeswoman for the EU instructed The Canadian Press final week all requested shipments have been accepted up to now to 37 international locations, together with Canada.
This report by The Canadian Press was first printed Feb. 16, 2021.
The Canadian Press