Trudeau visits Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine manufacturing site in Puurs, Belgium

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    Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau toured a Pfizer manufacturing facility in Puurs, Belgium alongside Belgian Prime Minister Alexander De Croo on Tuesday. It was Trudeau’s last day of his first international trip in more than a year, where he visited the plant that played a pivotal role in Canada’s early rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine.

    The facility produced Canada’s supply of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine until the United States started shipping doses early last month.

    Canada faced some bumps in its vaccination campaign earlier this year when a slowdown at the production plant in Belgium disrupted delivery plans.

    This week alone, Canada is set to receive 2.4 million doses of the vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech, which has been consistently delivering large weekly shipments since mid-March.

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