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This handout photo courtesy of Canada Border Services Agency shows shipments of initial doses of the newly authorized Moderna Covid-19 vaccine arriving at selected ports of entry in Canada on December 24, 2020.-/AFP/Getty Images

FedEx Corp’s Canadian subsidiary and Innomar Strategies, a Canada-based unit of U.S. drug distributor AmerisourceBergen Corp said on Thursday they have started to distribute Moderna Inc’s COVID-19 vaccine across Canada.

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

FedEx and Innomar Strategies have been hired by Canada to provide logistical support on vaccine delivery. Canada has so far reported 528,354 cases of COVID-19, including 14,597 deaths.

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