January 7, 2010

Canada to provide 5 million doses of H1N1 flu vaccine to Mexico

The relationship between Canada and Mexico remains strong even after Canada imposed a visa on Mexican nationals who wish to travel to Canada.

As a proof, Canada announced that it will be providing 5 million doses of H1N1 flu (Swine Flu) vaccine to Mexico.

The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of Health, on behalf of the Government of Canada, has announced it will be providing five million doses of H1N1 flu vaccine to Mexico to help bridge that country’s immediate pandemic vaccine requirements. This is not a donation. Mexico will replenish Canada’s H1N1 vaccine supply by March 31, 2010.

"We are privileged that we are in a position to support Mexico’s pandemic response efforts," said Minister Aglukkaq. "The immediate response to Mexico’s request by Canada’s federal, provincial and territorial governments serves as testimony to the special relationship that exists between Canada and Mexico."

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