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The federal government is ordering more than 75 million syringes, alcohol swabs and bandages so it can inoculate Canadians as soon as a COVID-19 vaccine is ready.  Procurement Minister Anita Anand says Ottawa intends to stockpile enough vaccine supplies to give at least two doses to every Canadian whenever a vaccine is available.  The contracts for the syringes are already in place but bids for the other supplies opened last week and will be accepted until the end of July 2020.  Ottawa is seeking a private company to take over the logistics of ordering, receiving, storing and distributing PPE every month.

Feds buy vaccine supplies, seek logistics contractor, July 20, 2020,