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Domestic COVID-19 vaccine production to begin by end of year; Trudeau

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Canada will begin home-growing COVID-19 vaccines from two different manufacturers by the end of this year.

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says his government has set up deals with Vancouver-based Precision NanoSystems and U.S-based Novavax to begin domestic vaccine production.

Trudeau says Novavax will be producing doses at a new National Research Council facility in Montreal as soon as the facility is online in late summer.    

Novavax had just submitted their vaccine for Health Canada’s approval late last week. 

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The feds agreed to purchase over 70 million doses from the pharmaceutical company located in Maryland. 

The news comes in light of a COVID-19 vaccine export control rule announced by the European Union endangering Canada’s vaccine supply moving forward.

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