Canada to commit to sharing up to 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses: official – CBC

Canada to commit to sharing up to 100 million COVID-19 vaccine doses: official – CBC

by tumpa on June 11, 202133 Views

The world’s leading democracies expected to announce 1B-dose sharing plan at G7

Jun 11, 2021

Canada will commit to sharing up to 100 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines in a formal announcement that will come later in the G7 Summit, a senior government official said Friday.

The statement, made on background as the gathering of world leaders got underway, came as pressure increased on the Liberal government to clearly outline its strategy to contribute to a growing international effort to immunize the world’s population more quickly.

The government official was unable to define how much of the planned announcement involved new money — or direct vaccine contributions — and how much will be drawn from what Canada has already contributed to COVAX, the World Health Organization’s vaccine initiative.

The United Kingdom dramatically raised the international stakes on Thursday by announcing a large-scale donation of surplus COVID-19 vaccines to countries in need.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/vaccine-donations-g7-1.6061844

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