Next week, Pfizer Inc (P.F.L) will begin supplying Canada’s COVID-19 vaccine made in a U.S. facility in Canada, a senior official said Friday, making it the second country to receive volumes from its Kalamazoo, Michigan facility.
Reuters reported on Thursday that Pfizer had begun shipping factory-produced volumes to Mexico, the first time the company had delivered overseas from a U.S. factory after restrictions on Trump-era vaccine exports. The camp ended at the end of March. Read more about studying in Pakistan
“I can confirm that as of May 3, Canada’s Pfizer / Biotech vaccine will come from a production facility in Kalamazoo,” said Government Procurement Minister Anita Anand. Central Canada said.
Canada is expected to stay on track, with 2 million doses expected each week in May and 2.4 million doses each week in June, Anand said.
The US government is under great pressure to help countries in need of vaccines, especially given their speedy vaccination programs. Many countries where the virus is still rampant are struggling to provide vaccine equipment to help control the outbreak.
Canada has deals with Pfizer up to 76 million doses.Pfizer and German partner BioNTech SE previously supplied countries including Canada and Mexico with volumes from Pfizer’s main European manufacturing facility in Belgium.
Pfizer has shipped more than 10 million doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to Mexico, making it the nation’s largest supplier of the vaccine. Pfizer also shipped 1 million shots to Brazil this week, the health minister said on Wednesday. Read more Brazil signed a deal in March to acquire 100 million Pfizer images and it is in talks to buy another 100 million.
Pfizer will use special capacity at its U.S. facility to ship the corona vaccine overseas while continuing its commitment to supply the United States, a source familiar with the matter said, added. The drug maker will also be shipping from Belgium.
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