News Canada to receive more COVID-19 vaccines by end of December, Trudeau says SHARE ON: Wendy Gray, staff Tuesday, Dec. 15th, 2020 Canada will be getting another early shipment of COVID-19 vaccines. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the 168,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine could be shipped within 48-hours of Health Canada approval. He anticipates that by the end of this month. The two-dose Moderna vaccine, because it doesn’t require the -94 storage and special freezers the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine does, will be sent to northern and remote communities first. Trudeau announced another 200,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine will arrive in Canada next week. The government now has 70 sites ready to administer the shot up from the 14 in use this week.