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First COVID-19 Vaccines Administered in Canada

On Monday the first COVID-19 vaccines were administered in Canada.

Those on a prioritized list in Ontario and Quebec were administered the shots. Staff and residents of long-term care homes and frontline health care workers treating COVID-19 patients will get the vaccine first.

Pfizer-BioNTech’s first shipment arrived on Sunday night.

From here, the shots will be distributed to the provinces. Canada has a total of 30,000 doses available with more to come.

The government has plans to vaccinate thousands of Canadians before the new year.

The Moderna vaccine has not been approved yet, but it has less complicated requirements for storage. The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine must be stored at minus 70 degrees Celsius.


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