Canada to donate 17.7M AstraZeneca doses to COVAX

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    Canada will donate an additional 17.7 million doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine to the COVID-19 Vaccine Global Access Facility (COVAX).

    This announcement comes from that country’s government through Minister of International Development Karina Gould and Minister of Public Services Anita Anand.

    They say the shots were procured by Canada with an advance purchase agreement and will be managed by the newly-funded COVAX Dose Sharing mechanism.

    Trinidad and Tobago is one of several countries expecting vaccines from COVAX which aims to ensure global equitable access to the shots.