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Ontario plans to provide 1st COVID-19 vaccine shot in all nursing homes by Feb. 15

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COVID-19 vaccine in all nursing homes and high-risk retirement homes by Feb. 15.The province says residents, workers and essential caregivers at those facilities will get the first dose of the vaccine by that date.The plan builds on an earlier pledge to give the COVID-19 vaccine to long-term care facilities in hot spots by Jan.

21. Ontario outlines when people over the age 80 can be vaccinated for COVID-19 The government says it’s now able to move the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine safely to long-term care facilities, which has allowed it to speed up immunizations in nursing homes.[ Sign up for our Health IQ newsletter for the latest coronavirus updates ]Long-term care homes have been hit hard during the pandemic, with 3,063 residents dying of.

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