Distribution of Modern COVID-19 vaccine in Canada started by FedEX, Innomar Strategies

FILE PHOTOS: Michelle Chester, DNP, Director, Employee Health Service, Northwell demonstrates Modern Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) at Northwell Health Hospital in Long Island Jewish Valley, New York, USA, December 21, 2020. REUTERS / Eduardo Munoz / Pool

(Reuters) – A Canadian subsidiary of FedEx Corp. and Innomar Strategies, a Canadian unit of U.S. drug distributor AmerisourceBergen Corp., said Thursday they have begun distributing COVID-19 Modern Inc. vaccines across Canada.

The government announced separately on Thursday that the first doses of Moderna vaccine had arrived in Canada. She approved the vaccine on Wednesday and said she expects 168,000 doses by the end of 2020.

Canada has engaged FedEx and Innomar Strategies to provide logistical support in vaccine delivery. Canada has so far reported 528,354 COVID-19 cases, including 14,597 deaths.

Reporting by Kanishka Singh of Bengaluru; edited by Diane Craft