As Canada began inoculating its citizens with Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 shots, PM Justin Trudeau said that he will receive the jab publicly once his age group is in line to be vaccinated. In a televised interview with CBC network, Trudeau said that he will get vaccinated “enthusiastically”. He also added that he would follow the recommendations of public health experts.
Canada began vaccinating people in high-risk categories on December 14 with a relatively limited supply of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine. Now, the country expects to receive additional vaccine doses soon both from Pfizer and Moderna suppliers, once health officials authorise the latter. According to the government’s Health Canada, the Moderna authorisation is expected in “coming weeks”.