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Canada/Canadian-Media: The federal government of Canada's option not to opt to buy up to 16 million more doses of Moderna's COVID-19 vaccine was conveyed by Canada's Procurement Minister Anita Anand's office to CBC News late Sunday, media reports said.
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Initially in December it was announced by the federal government to exercise its option for an additional 20 million doses20 million doses of the Moderna vaccine, with an option to receive up to 56 million total were ordered by Ottawa.
The terms of these options have not been disclosed by the federal government of Canada.
The government has not disclosed the terms of those options. Canada doesn't need to approve additional vaccine candidates, said Anand Jan 10 to meet its goal of inoculating everyone who wants a COVID-19 shot by September and added that the target of inoculating could be reached ahead of schedule.
"We will be on track, without doubt, to ensure inoculations for all Canadians who want it by the end of September, if not sooner," Anand told CBC Chief Political Correspondent Rosemary Barton.
"That is the goal that I am pursuing every single day, moving up that end of September timeline so that we can see ourselves through to the other side of this pandemic as quickly as possible," CBC News reported.