Canada announced deals on Monday with US companies Novavax and Johnson & Johnson for millions doses of their experimental COVID-19 vaccines.
The agreements bring the maximum vaccine doses that could be made available to Canadians to 190 million, after similar arrangements were made with Pfizer and Moderna.
The population of Canada is just under 38 million.
“We’ve looked to sign agreements with many different companies because we really don’t know who will be first to develop a vaccine, and where it will come from,” Prime Minister Justin Trudeau told a news conference in Montreal.
“We need to be able to immunize as many Canadians as possible.”
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