Coronavirus pandemic: 50,000 doses of Moderna vaccine are available in France
#France's health minister said Sunday that more than 50,000 doses of the #coronavirus vaccine from US-based #Moderna, newly authorised in Europe, would be ready for use this week in hard-hit regions.
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Tuesday that Canada will receive up to 168,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine before the end of December if the vaccine is approved by Health Canada. Regulators are in the final stages of the review process for this vaccine. A final decision on authorization could come as early as this week. Video shows first doses of the Moderna vaccine being packaged into containers and loaded on trucks for distribution. Shipments are expected to reach healthcare providers by tomorrow. Procurement Minister Anita Anand says Canada could receive up to 249,000 doses before the end of the year. She said Canada will likely receive the doses in waves and they will roll out over the next weeks and months. In Argentina, as many as 300,000 doses of Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Buenos Aires on Thursday morning, following its approval by the government for emergency use.
The Russian-made vaccine will be administered from Monday.
Nevertheless, there are many logistical challenges,
Al Jazeera's Daniel Schweimler reports from Buenos Aires.