The federal government announced yesterday that it has secured an additional 20-million doses of Pfizer’s vaccine against COVID-19.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says that means Canada will receive 80-million doses this year, thanks to their agreements with both Moderna and Pfizer.
Both versions of the vaccine require people to receive two doses. Trudeau indicates that Canada will have enough supply to vaccinate up to 20-million people by June.
Premier Andrew Furey says the announcement is great news.
Newfoundland and Labrador is making headway with its vaccination rollout—and is aiming for every resident wishing to be vaccinated to get theirs by September.
As of Sunday evening, the province had administered 3,700 doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
Meanwhile, the border between Canada and the United States will remain closed to non-essential travel for another month.
The Prime Minister announced today that the existing travel restrictions have been extended for another 30-day period—until at least February 21—while the pandemic continues.
Those restrictions have been in place since mid-March, 2020.