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Vaccinating the world versus COVID-19 is the very best method of safeguarding everybody from COVID-19, since nobody is safe up until everybody is safe. The federal government and Canadians can make a distinction together by assisting to guarantee that life-saving COVID-19 vaccines reach individuals despite where they live.

August 12, 2021 – Ottawa, Ontario – Global Affairs Canada

Vaccinating the world versus COVID-19 is the very best method of securing everybody from COVID-19, since nobody is safe up until everybody is safe. The federal government and Canadians can make a distinction together by assisting to guarantee that life-saving COVID-19 vaccines reach individuals no matter where they live.

The Honourable Karina Gould, Minister of International Development, and the Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, today revealed that Canada means to contribute as much as 10 million dosages of the Janssen vaccine, which were protected through an advance purchase arrangement, to other nations through the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility (COVAX). This would bring Canada’s overall contributions to the COVAX Facility to over 40 million dosages. This remains in addition to the $545 million Canada has actually devoted to the COVAX Facility for vaccine procurement, circulation and shipment for low and middle‑income nations through the COVAX Advance Market Commitment (AMC).

The dosages will be handled by the COVAX Dose Sharing system and would assist speed up shipments to nations in the Caribbean and Latin America, while likewise assisting concern nations in other areas.

This contribution is possible due to the fact that of the federal government’s proactive method to protect a supply of COVID-19 vaccine dosages to satisfy Canada’s requirements. Canada will continue to focus on the shipment of possibly excess dosages through the COVAX Facility, in addition to checking out other dosage sharing alternatives, as required, to make sure vaccines get to those in requirement.

Canada is likewise matching, dollar for dollar, contributions made by specific Canadians to UNICEF Canada’s COVID-19 vaccination fundraising project, called “Give A Vax,” as much as an optimum of $10 million. The coordinating fund project will go to September 6, 2021.

Today’s statement develops on Canada’s international efforts to combat COVID-19 around the globe. Considering that the start of this crisis, Canada has actually dedicated more than $2.5 billion to support the worldwide reaction to COVID-19, consisting of $1.3 billion to the Access to COVID-19 Tools (ACT) Accelerator. Canada’s $1.3 billion contribution to the ACT-Accelerator, as part of the $2.5 billion that we have actually added to the worldwide battle versus the infection, is assisting to offer 87 million vaccine dosages to establishing nations.

” Vaccinating the world versus COVID-19 continues to be the very best technique to end the pandemic. With every vaccination, we are one action more detailed to bringing this pandemic under control. Together, with Canada’s contributions and the kindness of Canadians, we can get COVID-19 under control.”

– Karina Gould, Minister of International Development

” With a steady supply of vaccines in Canada, we stay dedicated to doing our part to assist secure the world’s people. This contribution of Janssen vaccines to COVAX will assist to satisfy global requirements and end this pandemic.”

– Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement

  • The dosages revealed today remain in addition to the 13 million dosages revealed by the Prime Minister at the G7 Summit on June 13, 2021, along with the 17.7 million dosages revealed by Canada on July 12, 2021.

  • The circulation of Canada’s contributed vaccines is anticipated to start in the coming weeks, pending maker shipment schedules.

  • On August 4, 2021, the Government of Canada revealed that it will share over 82,000 dosages of the AstraZeneca vaccine to Trinidad and Tobago by means of a bilateral arrangement. These are dosages that had actually currently gotten here in Canada, however remain in excess of our domestic requirements.

  • Currently, the COVAX Facility has an active portfolio, with advance purchase arrangements for 11 vaccines and vaccine prospects and is on track to provide over 1.8 billion dosages of safe and reliable COVID-19 vaccine worldwide by the end of the year. The objective is to have fair access to 2 billion dosages by the end of 2021.

  • Cecely Roy

    Press Secretary

    Office of the Honourable Anita Anand

    cecely.roy@canada.ca

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