Producing a vaccine is complex. It requires significant investments to ensure it can be produced on a large scale with good quality and consistency. Our investments in research will help make sure Canada has faster access to safe and effective vaccines.
Manufacturers manage the process for vaccine production.
Both private and large public investments from governments around the world are being put toward research and development of COVID-19 vaccines.
This partnership between private industry and the public can lead to more affordable and ground-breaking health products for Canada.
On December 9, 2020, we authorized the first vaccine in Canada for the prevention of COVID-19. Find out about COVID-19 vaccines that are authorized in Canada.
We’re working to make sure everyone in Canada has access to these vaccines as quickly as possible. This includes working with provinces and territories, as they’re responsible for planning and running vaccination programs. The advance purchase agreements we’ve signed will help us reach this goal.
We’re investing in a large selection of vaccines and working hard to make sure vaccine doses are available as quickly as possible after authorization. But it will take time before there’s enough vaccine for everyone in Canada. This is why we've working on recommendations for priority populations for the first doses of the vaccines with the:
The Government of Canada will also provide additional support for:
COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in Canada are free. They're available to priority populations first. They'll then be available to everyone in Canada who is recommended to get the vaccine by federal, provincial and territorial public health authorities.
This applies to:
Vaccination is one of the most effective ways to:
Priority for early COVID-19 vaccination will be given to the following populations:
As additional COVID-19 vaccine(s) and supplies become available, the following populations should be offered vaccinations:
Provinces and territories have developed detailed vaccination rollout plans for their residents.
Province of Ontario's Plan can be found here.
COVID-19 vaccines will be available to everyone in Canada who are recommended to get the vaccine by federal, provincial and territorial public health bodies. Doses of the vaccines will be distributed in Canada in phases, which began in December 2020. Assuming the continued supply of safe and effective vaccines, it’s expected there will be enough vaccines to immunize everyone for whom vaccines are approved and recommended. We anticipate this will be accomplished by September of 2021.
Please consult the link found here for the most up to date information on COVID-19 vaccine distribution and forecasted allocations in Canada.
Please consult the link found here for the most up to date information on COVID-19 vaccine distribution in the province of Ontario.
Please consult the link found here for the most up to date information on COVID-19 vaccine distribution in Halton Region.
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