Canada getting 1M extra Moderna COVID-19 vaccines from U.S.: minister

Canada is set to receive an extra one million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine from the United States on Thursday night, says Procurement Minister Anita Anand.

In a series of tweets on Thursday morning, Anand announced the boost to vaccine supplies from Canada’s southern neighbour and thanked U.S. President Joe Biden as well as her American counterpart, Jeffrey Zients, and Canada’s ambassador to the U.S. Kristen Hillman for their work on the agreement.

It’s not clear from the announcement whether Canada is paying for the vaccines or whether they are part of a U.S. pledge to donate millions of COVID-19 vaccines globally.

— More to come.

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