Pfizer to ship US-made corona virus vaccine to Canada

David Lungren and Carl O’Donnell, Reuters

Posted on Friday, April 30, 2021 6:42 PM EDT

Ottawa – Pfizer Inc. will begin offering next week Canada The COVID-19 vaccine was manufactured at its US plant, a senior official said Friday, making it the second country to receive the drug from Kalamazoo, Michigan.

On Thursday, Reuters reported that Pfizer had begun shipping factory-made quantities to Mexico, the first time the company had shipped overseas facilities from US facilities since a ban on its vaccine exports during the Trump era in late March.

“As of May 3, I can confirm that the Canadian supply of Pfizer / Bioentech vaccine will come from its production site in Calamazoo.” Canada Union Procurement Minister Anita Anand said.

Canada The dose is expected to be 2 million doses every week in May and 2.4 million doses every week in June, Anand said.

The U.S. government is under increasing pressure from countries that need vaccines, especially because of its own rapid vaccination program. Many countries where the virus is still prevalent are struggling to get vaccines to help control the epidemic.

Canada Contracts with Pfizer for 76 million units. Pfizer and German partner Bioendech SE have previously been supplying to various countries Canada And with the sizes of Pfizer’s main European manufacturing plant in Belgium, Mexico.

Pfizer has shipped more than 10 million COVID-19 vaccine doses to Mexico, making it the largest display company in the country. Pfizer is sending 1 million shots to Brazil this week, its health minister said Wednesday. Brazil signed a deal in March to acquire 100 million Pfizer footage and is in talks to buy 100 million.

Pfizer continues to fulfill its commitment to supply the United States with additional capacity at its US facilities to supply corona virus vaccines overseas, a source familiar with the matter said, adding that the pharmaceutical manufacturer will also export from Belgium.

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