Federal briefing on COVID-19 vaccine distribution – December 9, 2020
On Parliament Hill, Dr. Howard Njoo, Canada’s deputy chief public health officer, conducts a technical briefing concerning Canada’s distribution of COVID-19 vaccines. He also discusses Health Canada’s approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine. This is the first COVID-19 vaccine to be approved for use in Canada.
He is joined by Major-General Dany Fortin (vice-president of logistics and operations at the Public Health Agency of Canada and head of the country’s vaccine distribution efforts); Dr. Supriya Sharma (a senior medical advisor with Health Canada); Dr. Marc Berthiaume (the director of the Bureau of Medical Science at Health Canada); Colette Kaminsky (a director general for Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada); Sheryl Groeneweg (a director general for Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada); Dr. Tom Wong (the executive director and chief medical officer of public health at Indigenous Services Canada); and Arianne Reza (assistant deputy minister, Public Services and Procurement Canada).