Gov. Charlie Baker gave a similar timeline earlier this week as he told reporters the state would likely see the vaccine distributed around mid-December.
"Right now, as we speak, Health Canada is looking at four different vaccine candidates - candidates that are leading around the world and that we have signed for tens of millions of doses for", Trudeau said in response to a question from Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner.
The Federal Government has opted to buy 10 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine from overseas in the event it's successful, rather than produce it in Australia. "The NHS [National Health Service] has decades of experience in delivering large-scale vaccination programs and will begin putting their extensive preparations into action to provide care and support to all those eligible for vaccination".
USA drugmaker Moderna on Wednesday said it plans to soon begin testing its COVID-19 vaccine in children ages 12 through 17.
Britain was the first country to reach an agreement with BioNTech and Pfizer for the supply of vaccines, ordering 30 million doses in July.
"Help is on the way", said British Health Secretary Matt Hancock.
"We have to remember on many days, day after day the United States is having more deaths than we've had in the whole year of the pandemic here in Australia, so it reflects the desperate situation of those countries and these authorisations require the delivery of the vaccine to be very tightly and closely monitored".
Health Canada's chief medical adviser said last week that several vaccine candidates are under review, and the first could be approved sometime this month.
"The arrangement of cold-chains for storing the vaccine developed by Pfizer at a low temperature of minus 70 degrees Celsius is a big challenge and it will not be easy for any nation". "They're coming quickly, they're coming in large quantities and they're going to be free".
"We are on track for first vaccinations, beginning with our health workers and our aged care residents, subject to approvals in March".
A CMA might take longer than America's emergency use authorization, because the CMA looks at "all pharmacovigilance, manufacturing controls including batch controls for vaccines and other post-approval obligations apply in a legally binding manner and are evaluated and acted upon by EMA's scientific committees on a continuous basis", the agency's press service wrote Tuesday.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson said the move heralded a vaccination programme "that will ultimately allow us to reclaim our lives and get the economy moving again".
PATIENTS are being asked not to contact their GP surgeries about when they may be able to receive a vaccine against covid-19.
On Wednesday, NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh said it was "completely wrong" that Canada no longer has the capacity to manufacture vaccines - something he blamed on both the Liberals and the previous Conservative governments.
AstraZeneca has said it will sell the vaccine at US$3 to $5 per dose.
The vaccine also has been tested in only a small number of children, none younger than 12, and there's no information on its effects in pregnant women.
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Pfizer coronavirus vaccine has a super-cold storage requirement which is not available in most hospitals even in big cities. However, what we know now is Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine is likely to get clearance for use as early as next week.