Canada’s deliveries of Pfizer vaccine hit by ‘temporary delay,’ Anand says

Canada’s supply of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine has been hit by a temporary delay, Procurement Minister Anita Anand said on Friday.

This is because the company is scaling up its European manufacturing capacity – a move that will impact the vaccine’s production for a “short period.”

“This expansion work means that Pfizer is temporarily reducing deliveries to all countries receiving vaccine manufactured at its European facility – and that includes Canada,” said Anand.

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She said, however, that this won’t impact Canada’s long-term vaccination timeline.

“This is a temporary delay and we remain on track to have enough approved vaccines for everyone who wishes to be vaccinated by the end of September 2021,” Anand said.

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