GGconversations - COVID-19 Vaccines in Canada

January 20, 2021

OTTAWA—Major-General Dany Fortin and Dr. Gary Kobinger will join Her Excellency the Right Honourable Julie Payette, Governor General of Canada, for virtual discussions about COVID-19 vaccines in Canada on Thursday, January 21, 2020, at 1:30 p.m. EST (English) and 2:30 p.m. (French). During these 30-minute GGconversations, the Governor General and her guests will talk about the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines in Canada and the science behind them.

Major-General Dany Fortin is the chief of staff of the Canadian Joint Operations Command, Canadian Armed Forces, and was recently appointed vice-president of Logistics and Operations at the Public Health Agency of Canada. He is in charge of coordinating the distribution of COVID-19 vaccines to the provinces and territories.

Dr. Gary Kobinger is one of Canada’s pre-eminent infectious disease experts and vaccine researchers, and has previously been a guest on GGconversations. Dr. Kobinger is the founder and CEO of Guard RX, a not-for-profit vaccine research company looking to develop potentially life-saving and affordable drugs and vaccines for the treatment of infectious diseases.


The conversations were pre-recorded and will be broadcast on Thursday, January 21, 2021, at 1:30 p.m. EST in English and at 2:30 p.m. EST in French. The conversations will be aired on the GG Julie Payette YouTube channel and the @GGJuliePayette Facebook account.

The conversations will remain available to watch via the same platforms and on after the event.

Media information:

Rob McKinnon
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