Canada Administers Its 1st COVID-19 Vaccine Shots

Canada joins the United Kingdom and the United States as the first Western countries to provide the vaccine developed by Pfizer and BioNTech, as the coronavirus pandemic rages toward winter.
A health care worker administers a Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to personal support worker Anita Quidangen at The Michener Institute, in Toronto, Canada, on Monday. Quidangen was one of the first people in Canada to receive the shot. Source: Carlos Osorio

Canada began administering doses of Pfizer's COVID-19 vaccine on Monday, with elderly people and front-line workers among the first to receive shots.

In Quebec, 89-year-old Gisèle LÊvesque, a resident of the Saint-Antoine nursing home in

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