Canada administers first COVID-19 vaccines, Trudeau hails “big step”

Canada on December 14 inoculated citizens with shots Pfizer and BioNtech COVID-19, becoming the third nation in the world to administer vaccines after the UK and US. A first medical worker and an elderly nurse from the home care was among the first to be vaccinated in a mass campaign that was broadcast live on television. In an update shared by Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, 89-year-old support worker Gisèle Lévesque, a resident of Saint-Antoine in Quebec received a shot around 11:30 a.m. Canada planned to distribute at least 30,000 Pfizer-BioNTech sets of shots at 14 main points of delivery to the priority groups involving the elderly and vulnerable and the essential front-line workers. Canada will get nearly 249,000 doses by the end of December.

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37 million to be vaccinated

Earlier in a press conference, Trudeau spoke of the previous steps of Rideau Cottage saying he plans to vaccinate the majority of Canadians against the novel SARS-coV-2 and the timeline he has defined is “optimistic”. “The fact that the doctors emphasized that if everything goes according to plan, we should be able to vaccinate a majority of Canadians by next September is a great improvement for us,” Trudeau announced.

Meanwhile, while doctors and health workers rejoiced over the first batch of the vaccine administered at Toronto’s Rekai Center nursing home, Prime Minister Trudeau, who plans to wait his turn after the population is injected, apparently not in a hurry, said it was “great calm ”look and a big step forward in the fight against the virus. “But we are not out of the woods yet,” the Canadian prime minister stressed. While Quebec and Ontario are making two states that have witnessed the rise in COVID-19 cases by more than 85 percent, 13,341 deaths linked to COVID, Federal Minister of Public Services and Procurement Anita Anand told a news conference that Canada is planning vaccines. population of 37 million people, with a distance of 21 days.

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