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Canada approves Johnson & Johnson vaccine: What you need to know


Justin Trudeau
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On Friday, March 5th, Canada approved the use of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine in its fight against COVID-19. This is the fourth vaccine the country has approved. Canada is expected to receive 10 million doses of the newly approved vaccine by September. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said in a statement, “We have reason to be optimistic”. Since Canada is not manufacturing any vaccine in-house, it has to depend upon other countries for its vaccines. Lately, there has been a lot of disruptions in vaccine deliveries, for which the Prime Minister has come under extreme scrutiny. Canada is the first country in the world to have approved four vaccines for coronavirus and Trudeau remains confident that all Canadians will be able to get vaccines by September.

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