First shipments of COVID-19 vaccine arrive in Canada

The first shipments of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine arrives in Canada on Sunday December 13, 2020. (Image via @JustinTrudeau on Twitter)

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced the first shipments of the COVID-19 vaccine have arrived in Canada.

Trudeau made the announcement Sunday night on Twitter. He added that while it’s good news, the fight against COVID-19 is not over and Canadians must keep up their vigilance when it comes wearing masks and social distancing.

According to the Canadian Press, 30,000 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines are bound for 14 distribution sites across the country. Quebec is expected to be the first province to administer the vaccine. There will be two sites in each of the country’s four largest provinces, and one site in the other provinces and territories.

In total, the Canadian government has ordered up to 76 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine, which requires two doses per person, to be taken two weeks apart.

-With files from Maureen Revait and Mark Brown