Canada to buy 2 million doses of SII vaccine

5 months ago 8

NEW DELHI: After

Canada

approved

AstraZeneca

’s Covid-19 vaccine, 500,000 doses of the same vaccine manufactured in India will arrive in Canada on Wednesday. Canadian authorities have also entered into a commercial agreement with

Serum Institute of India

for supply of 2 million doses of the same, said government officials.
Canadian PM

Justin Trudeau

expressed appreciation for India’s support and partnership in ensuring speedy delivery of the vaccines. “I want to express my appreciation for the support and partnership of the Indian government in fighting Covid-19, in helping secure these does for Canadians,” said Trudeau.
The delivery will take place within 3 weeks of the conversation that took place between Trudeau and PM

Narendra Modi

on the issue of vaccines.

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