Canada donating 17.7M AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines amid global disparities

Procurement Minister Anita Anand says the Canadian government will donate a total of 17.7 million additional doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine through the COVAX vaccine sharing program. It comes … Read More

Feds making ‘assessment of demand’ from provinces for Johnson & Johnson vaccine supply

Procurement Minister Anita Anand says the federal government is conducting an “assessment of demand” for Johnson & Johnson’s COVID-19 vaccine supply with provinces and territories. “Decisions are still being made … Read More

Canada to get 7M Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses in June, some coming from U.S.

Canada is set to receive seven million doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine in June, with some of the shots coming from a U.S. supplier, Procurement Minister Anita Anand said … Read More

Moderna to deliver 2M more COVID-19 doses by mid June, Anand says

Two million more doses of Moderna will arrive in Canada over the next two weeks, Public Services and Procurement Minister Anita Anand announced Thursday. The vaccine makers have also “committed … Read More

Canada could donate excess AstraZeneca doses to other countries, Anand suggests

Procurement Minister Anita Anand says conversations are happening right now about what to do with millions more doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine set to arrive over the coming months. … Read More

Canada will have received 6.4M AstraZeneca COVID-19 doses by June’s end, official says

Canada will have received 6.4 million AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines by the end of June, a government official says. The government official told Global News said there is some uncertainty that … Read More

Moderna COVID-19 doses set to reach Canada next week will arrive tomorrow: Trudeau

By Alan Fram The Associated Press Posted May 4, 2021 12:11 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ A shipment of one … Read More

As COVID-19 cases explode in India, Canada ready to help with medical supplies: Anand

Canada is ready to supply India with medical equipment as the country struggles to contain record surges in COVID-19 cases and deaths. “The answer to the question is yes, we … Read More

Anand doesn’t rule out using Canada Emergencies Act to help curb COVID-19 third wave

Procurement Minister Anita Anand isn’t ruling out any options that could help Canada curb its third wave of COVID-19, including invoking the Canada Emergencies Act. When asked about whether Canada … Read More

Canada confirms delayed Moderna COVID-19 vaccine doses will arrive next week

Canada is scheduled to receive 3.2 million doses of three approved COVID-19 vaccines next week, the federal procurement minister confirmed Thursday — including a shipment of Moderna doses that was … Read More

Canada has set aside $5B for COVID-19 vaccines, treatments

The Public Health Agency of Canada expects to spend up to $5 billion on vaccines and other COVID-19 treatments. Procurement Minister Anita Anand previously said vaccines alone would cost at … Read More

Anand won’t say whether Canada waived right to sue over vaccine delays

Procurement Minister Anita Anand is not saying whether the Canadian government waived its right to sue over delays by coronavirus vaccine suppliers in any of the contracts signed, as the … Read More

Ottawa still blocking provinces from ordering vaccines from Pfizer, Moderna: Pallister

Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister said the federal government’s contracts with key coronavirus vaccine suppliers like Pfizer and Moderna forbid those companies from selling in separate deals to provinces. In an … Read More

Pfizer to resume COVID-19 vaccine shipments to EU within two weeks but Canada says no changes yet

Pfizer-BioNtech will be resuming shipments of its coronavirus vaccine to the European Union within the next two weeks, but there have been no more changes to Canada’s deliveries. The pharmaceutical … Read More

Canada secures 20M more Pfizer doses as vaccine makers monitor 2nd dose controversy

Whether Canada complies with the recommendations laid out by coronavirus vaccine drugmakers will play a role in negotiations for earlier doses, Procurement Minister Anita Anand said Tuesday. The announcement came … Read More

Canada in talks with coronavirus vaccine makers ‘every day’ as approvals near: Anand

Canada is in talks “every day” with various coronavirus vaccine suppliers in order to negotiate earlier delivery dates, Minister of Public Services and Procurement Anita Anand said on Tuesday. Speaking … Read More

100,000 rapid coronavirus tests arrive, are being distributed to provinces: minister

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted October 21, 2020 4:56 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ Procurement Minister Anita Anand says … Read More

Coronavirus: 75 cruise ship workers return to Canada, minister says

Canadian cruise ship crew workers who had been left stranded by the novel coronavirus pandemic have returned to Canada, the country’s foreign affairs minister says. In a tweet on Saturday, … Read More

8 million N95 masks from a single distributor failed to meet federal standards

By Staff The Canadian Press Posted May 8, 2020 6:08 pm Smaller font Descrease article font size –A Larger font Increase article font size A+ The federal government has suspended … Read More

Trudeau unveils new COVID-19 Supply Council in charge of stockpiling equipment

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Sunday introduced the COVID-19 Supply Council, which will be in charge of supplying Canada with medical and personal protective equipment, including “everything” from masks to … Read More

Canada to invest $240M in online healthcare amid coronavirus, Trudeau says

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said the federal government is investing over $240 million to bring healthcare online, expanding tools and creating new virtual platforms for mental health and primary care … Read More