Mr Trudeau announced the deal on his Twitter account. The agreement could be extended until 2024, allowing the federal government to receive a total of $ 65 million if needed.
Earlier this week, the company signed a memorandum of understanding with the federal government for the construction of a manufacturing plant and research and development center in a Canadian city.
The financial assistance provided by Canada to assist in modernizing this project is unknown.
Canada has already purchased enough doses to vaccinate anyone who qualifies in the country, but the vaccine campaign has faltered in recent weeks.
The federal government has appealed for everyone to be vaccinated against Kovid-19. The Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, Dr. Theresa Tom, has already mentioned that the fourth wave of the pandemic is already underway.
This wave originated mainly from the delta variant, which is more contagious. Dr. Tom argues that the vast majority of new cases end up in the vaccinated segments of the population.
Nationally, we have more than 13,000 active cases, more than double what they were two weeks ago, She lamented.
According to data from Health Canada and the Canadian Provinces, nearly 22 million doses delivered in Canada have not been found by a single taker. It has a national reserve of about 10 million doses. About 23.6 million Canadians – 71.3% of the population aged 12 and over – are immunocompromised.