Maimonides residents to be among the first in Canada to receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 …

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“The delivery schedule is unfolding exactly as planned,” Major-General Dany Fortin, vice-president for logistics and operations with the Public Health Agency of Canada, said Sunday.

Maimonides is one of two long-term care facilities in Quebec to receive the first doses of the vaccine. The other is Centre d’Hébergement Saint-Antoine in Quebec City.

By Sunday, nearly 300 of the 327 residents at Maimonides had signed consent forms, Tremblay said.

One of the largest long-term care facilities in the province, Maimonides is to receive 1,950 doses of the vaccine. Front-line health-care workers will also receive the vaccine.

CIUSSS authorities did not know precisely when or how the vaccine would arrive at Maimonides, she said, but all inoculations would be completed within a week. Precisely when inoculations will begin depends on various factors, including the time of day at which the vaccine arrives. “If it arrives at 8 p.m, it’s not the same as 8 a.m.,” she said.

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