India, Dec. 15 -- An 89-year-old resident of a long-term care home in the province of Quebec became the first Canadian to receive a Covid-19 vaccine shot as the country is among the first in the world to roll out its coronavirus vaccination programme.

Gisele Levesque received the Pfizer-BioNTech jab in Quebec City and was applauded by a small group of health care workers who had gathered to mark the moment. Elderly and infirm residents of such facilities have been the most vulnerable demographic in Canada during the coronavirus pandemic.

Levesque was followed by Anita Quidangen, a health care worker in Toronto, the first person in Ontario to get the injection.

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