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Atlantic Canada still waiting for first shipments of COVID-19 vaccine

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FREDERICTON – While Ontario and Quebec begin administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine Monday, the Atlantic provinces will have to wait a bit longer.

The four provinces say they are still working out details on the arrival and rollout of the vaccine.

Read more: Ontario’s 1st COVID-19 vaccination administered in Toronto

New Brunswick said Sunday it will begin administering the vaccine at the Miramichi Regional Hospital on Dec. 19 and 20.

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The province says patients who receive the shot on those days will get their second dose on Jan. 9 and 10.

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Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Andrew Furey said Monday that if weather permits, his province should receive its first shipment of the vaccine in the next few days.

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The other provinces say they will share details of their plans soon.

Read more: New Brunswick gives COVID-19 vaccination details, Nova Scotia releases stimulus list

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Dec. 14, 2020.

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