Canada Releases Redacted Versions of COVID-19 Vaccine Contracts

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COVID-19, Vaccination Production, Pharmaceutical Contracts, Canada


The federal government released all of its largest COVID-19 vaccine contracts late on Friday, but heavy redactions prevent the public from seeing much of the relevant information, including the prices per dose and the delivery schedules for the shots.

The 364-page document containing Canada’s contracts with its seven vaccine suppliers was sent to members of the House of Commons health committee, which has been studying the federal pandemic response. This is the first time the government has released any part of the contracts. Novavax Inc. released a redacted version of its contract in its U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission filings in March.


Professor Matthew Herder was interviewed for this news article. He is quoted at paragraphs 6-11.