Today, the government is sharing that the first limited doses of Health Canada-approved COVID-19 vaccines are being administered to our frontline health care heroes. This is a historic moment for Canadians across the country, and the beginning of the first phase of Ontario’s three-phase vaccine implementation plan.
Notably, Anita Quidangen was the first person in Canada to receive the shot. Anita is a personal support worker (PSW) from the Rekai Centre at Sherbourne Place, a long-term care home in Toronto. She has worked tirelessly to care for some of our most vulnerable, both throughout this pandemic and since her first days as a PSW in 1988. Anita has spent years rolling up her sleeves to protect our province, and today, she didn’t hesitate to find a new way to do so. She represents the best of the Ontario Spirit.
Premier Ford’s Statement
Ontario’s COVID-19 Vaccine Implementation Plan