Canada to donate 10M J&J COVID-19 vaccine doses to poorer countries

Canada will donate up to 10M additional doses of the Johnson and Johnson COVID-19 vaccines – also known as the Janssen vaccine – internationally, the federal government announced Wednesday.

“I am pleased to announce that Canada will share an additional 10 million doses of the Janssen vaccine for distribution to low and middle-income countries,” Minister of International Development Karina Gould told reporters during a press conference.

The donation brings Canada’s total donations to the COVAX facility to over 40 million COVID-19 doses, making the country one of the leaders in vaccine donation per capita.

“We can be proud that 40M doses is the equivalent to a dose donated from every Canadian to somebody else in the world that also needs to get vaccinated,” she added.

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