#BREAKING: The first Canadian clinical trials of a potential COVID-19 vaccine have been approved by Health Canada, Trudeau says.
Speaking from Rideau Cottage on Saturday, he told reporters the vaccine trials will be conducted out of the Canadian Centre for Vaccinology at Dalhousie University.
“Research and development take time and must be done right,” he said. “But this is encouraging news.”
Trudeau added the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) will be working with the drug’s manufacturers in order to produce and distribute them ” here at home” — if they’re successful.
NRC announced on Tuesday they would begin working with the University of Saskatchewan’s Vaccine and Infectious Disease Organization-International Vaccine Centre to accelerate the production of a COVID-19 antigen vaccine candidate.