Employees at Montfort Hospital begin to receive COVID-19 vaccine
A Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is prepared at the Royal Victoria Infirmary in Newcastle, England, Tuesday Dec. 8, 2020. The United Kingdom, one of the countries hardest hit by the coronavirus, is beginning its vaccination campaign, a key step toward eventually ending the pandemic. (Owen Humphreys/Pool via AP)
OTTAWA -- Employees at Ottawa's Montfort Hospital lined up to receive the COVID-19 vaccine on New Year's Day.
On Twitter, the Montfort Hospital said its employees started to be vaccinated against novel coronavirus.
Heron COVID-19 care and screening clinic clerk Josee Brisson was the first employee to receive the vaccine.
The hospital said at the request of Pfizer and the Ontario Government, the vaccine cannot be moved so all employees will need to travel to the Ottawa Hospital to receive the vaccine.
Health care workers in hospitals and long-term care homes are among the first people in Ottawa to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.
On Dec. 15, the first Ottawa worker received the COVID-19 vaccine. Personal support worker Jo-Anne Miner received the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine at the Ottawa Hospital.