Canada's First Shipment Of COVID-19 Vaccines Has Officially Arrived (PHOTO)

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Canada's COVID-19 Vaccines Have Arrived & Trudeau Says It's 'Good News' (PHOTO)

The good news just keeps on coming! The first batch of Canada's COVID-19 vaccines has officially arrived in the country.

Late on Sunday night, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau shared an image of the first batch of Pfizer-BioNTech’s vaccine arriving to the country. 

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The photo shows two Canada Border Services Agency (CBSA) officers looking at the plane that dropped off the shipment.

Trudeau described the moment as "good news" in the fight against COVID-19 but said it's not over yet.

He added, "Now more than ever, let’s keep up our vigilance."

The PM urged Canadians to continue to wear masks, wash their hands, avoid gatherings and use the government's COVID-19 Alert app.

It was a message reiterated by Procurement Minister Anita Anand, who also shared a photo of the country's first vaccine shipment.

"While we have a long way to go, this marks the beginning of our bridge to recovery," she wrote.

Anand confirmed that the batch contained the first of 30,000 initial doses that Canada was set to receive between Sunday evening and Monday.

Now that they've arrived, the doses will be sent to 14 different distribution sites across the country. In Ontario, Premier Ford was there to greet the province's first batch.

One day earlier, UPS Canada also shared images of the COVID-19 vaccines' journey, as they made their way from Cologne in Germany.

Helena Hanson
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Helena Hanson is a Senior Editor for Narcity Canada's Trending Desk focused on major news. She previously lived in Ottawa, but is now based in the U.K.
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