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COVID-19 vaccinations now underway in all provinces as New Brunswick gives 1st shot – KelownaNow

COVID-19 vaccinations now underway in all provinces as New Brunswick gives 1st shot – KelownaNow

Immunizations for COVID-19 are now officially underway in all provinces, while cases remain high in those hit hardest by the pandemic.

The last province to launch its inoculation program, New Brunswick, delivered its first COVID-19 vaccine this morning, to an 84-year-old resident of a long-term care facility.

Other residents and health-care workers were also set to get the shot today, part of the province’s plan to administer the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to 1,950 people.

Meanwhile, Ontario recorded more than 2,000 positive tests for a fifth consecutive day as the provincial government began emergency talks to consider additional health measures.

The province reported 2,357 new cases today, and 27 new deaths.

Federal COVID-19 data shows Canada is inching closer to 500,000 cases.

The latest national tally, reported Friday evening, was 495,346, which includes 14,040 deaths and 405,611 cases considered resolved.

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Published at Sat, 19 Dec 2020 23:17:16 +0000

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