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Canada Is Going To FedEx COVID-19 Vaccines To Provinces & This Is When It Could Start

There are new guidelines about who should get the first doses.

For the COVID-19 vaccines, Canada has now revealed that doses will be delivered to provinces by FedEx. 

During a press conference on December 4, it was announced by Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement, that the company has been contracted to ship vaccines.

She said that FedEx Express Canada will support the distribution of vaccines to health authorities across the country.

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FedEx Express Canada will support the physical distribution of vaccines to provincial and health authorities for points of administration across Canada. Anita Anand

Anand said that the government is working with the timeframe of the first three months of 2021 for vaccines to arrive and is in contact with suppliers every day to negotiate for that to happen as early as possible.

She also noted that there is hope for arrival in January.

During the same press conference, Dr. Theresa Tam shared updated guidelines from Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) about the first round of vaccinations.

It's being recommended that initial doses be given to residents and staff of congregate living settings that provide care for seniors, adults aged 70 years or older starting with adults aged 80 years or older and adults in Indigenous communities where the consequences of infection can be disproportionate.

NACI also advised that health care workers, including all those who work in health care settings and personal support workers whose work involves direct contact with patients, get the shot first.

Justin Trudeau recently said that this will be Canada's "biggest immunization" ever and most Canadians could be vaccinated by September 2021.

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Justin Trudeau Just Promised To Crack Down On 'Mobs' Protesting In Health Care Settings

If elected, he says the Liberals would move to criminalize blocking health care buildings.

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"The Liberal Party of Canada, if reelected to form government, will make it a criminal offence to block access to buildings that provide health care," said Trudeau while in Vancouver on September 13. "Whether that's hospitals, clinics, abortion clinics, pharmacies, testing centres, it is not OK that across the country, hospitals are having to put up barricades today to manage the mobs coming their way."

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The publication asked readers to rate cities based on their "sights and landmarks, culture, cuisine, friendliness, shopping, and overall value," and these Canadian destinations have been ranked as the top five in the country.

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