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Ontario Is Getting Over 50,000 Moderna Vaccines This Month & This Is Where They're Going

"We are taking another step towards ending this terrible pandemic."

Just hours after the initial approval, Doug Ford has announced that there will be over 50,000 Ontario Moderna vaccines arriving in the province this month.

In a statement, the province explained that the new vaccine is "more mobile" since it doesn't need to be stored at extremely cold temperatures like the Pfizer BioNTech version. 

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53,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine arriving in Ontario this month

Those initial 53,000 vaccines will arrive before the end of the month and go directly to "frontline health care workers and residents in long-term care homes and retirement homes, as well as adults in Indigenous populations," according to the premier.

Ontario is currently in phase one of its vaccination rollout, meaning that the province is focusing on vaccinating health care workers and vulnerable people.

The majority of the province will be vaccinated during phase two, which is scheduled to begin in the spring "when Ontario receives more of the ordered doses of vaccine from both Pfizer and Moderna, and potentially other vaccines," said Ford in his statement.

Ford expressed his relief over introducing another COVID-19 vaccine into the health care system.

"This is phenomenal news for Ontarians and Canadians - yet another life-saving COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for safe and effective use in the province and in the country," he said.

"We are taking another step towards ending this terrible pandemic," Ford continued.

ArriveCAN Is 'Mandatory' No Matter How Long Your Trip Is & Not Using It Can Cause Problems

Canada's health minister warns that not submitting information can mean you're not exempt from travel rules.

A federal government official has reminded travellers that using ArriveCAN is "mandatory" when entering Canada whether they're Canadian citizens or foreign nationals and regardless of how long their trip is.

During a COVID-19 update on December 3, Health Minister Jean-Yves Duclos spoke about Canada's new travel restrictions that have been put into place because of the Omicron variant and warned that not using ArriveCAN can still lead to serious consequences.

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Here you'll be able to sip on holiday drinks like hot chocolate and eggnog. Or, if you are in the mood for something naughtier, they have spiked coffee and festive cocktails.

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Ontario is now offering a select number of single dose Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccines starting on Thursday.

The Ontario government announced on December 2 that the eligibility for COVID-19 vaccine booster doses will be accelerated for high-risk individuals and people aged 50 or older to give "an extra layer of protection against COVID-19 and its variants," according to a press release.

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A Case Of The Omicron Variant Has Just Been Reported In The GTA

The person was in close contact with a traveller coming back from southern Africa.

Durham Region Health Department has announced that one person has tested positive for the COVID-19 Omicron variant on Thursday.

Health officials say the person was in "close contact" with another individual who had recently travelled back from "one of the identified countries in southern Africa," according to a press release.

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