Ford to make announcement as COVID-19 vaccines continue to be administered in Ontario

Dec 15 2020, 2:08 pm

Premier Doug Ford is set to speak on the second day of COVID-19 vaccines being administered.

Ford will be joined by Christine Elliott, Deputy Premier and Minister of Health, Solicitor General Sylvia Jones and General Rick Hillier (retired), Chair of the COVID-19 Vaccine Distribution Task Force.

On Monday, a personal support worker from Toronto was the first person in Ontario to receive the vaccine.

In Ontario, over 2,500 healthcare workers in hospitals and long-term care homes will be vaccinated over the coming days and weeks, with more people to follow as additional shipments arrive, according to Ford.

Health Canada approved Pfizer’s vaccine candidate on December 9, and immunizations were expected to start as early as December 15. Up to 249,000 doses are expected to be delivered before the end of the year.

Ontario is expecting 90,000 of these vaccines by the end of year.

The press conference will take place at 1 pm from Queen’s Park.

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