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The First COVID-19 Vaccine Just Got The Green Light From Health Canada

It's what everyone's been waiting for!

The announcement people have been waiting for has arrived, as Health Canada has officially approved a COVID-19 vaccine.

The news came on December 9 that the Pfizer-BioNtech vaccine candidate had officially been approved for use by people 16 years of age or older.

It was first submitted to Health Canada on October 9, and was put through a "thorough, independent review."

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Canadians can feel confident that the review process was rigorous and that we have strong monitoring systems in place. Health Canada

Health Canada ultimately determined that the vaccine met its safety, efficacy, and quality requirements.

"Today's decision from Health Canada is a historic moment in our collective fight against the COVID-19 pandemic and is a major step towards returning to normalcy in Canada," Cole Pinnow, President of Pfizer Canada said in a statement.

A collection of documents related to the approval will be made public, including a summary of evidence that was part of the review.

A trial run to ensure the safe delivery of doses across the country is taking place today.

The government has mapped out which people will be the first to receive the vaccine, including high-risk groups and frontline healthcare workers.

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Hailing from Quebec, 15-year-old Olivier Rioux clocks in at a neck-ache-inducing 7 feet, 5.33 inches tall, which has earned him a place in the 2022 edition of the Guinness World Records as the world's tallest living male teenager. That makes him taller than any of the Toronto Raptors players.

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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.

With anti-vaccine protests taking place all over the country on September 13, the federal leaders have finally weighed in and Justin Trudeau is not holding back.

"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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We all know that our country is full of diverse natural beauty and cityscapes, and the best cities in Canada have just been announced by Travel+Leisure.

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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