Robert: Details regarding COVID-19 vaccine rollout revealed
Today will mark the first time Newfoundland and Labrador will administer a vaccine to help fight COVID-19. The fist shipment of Pfizer’s vaccine arrived in St. John’s yesterday and with it comes more info on how the provincial government will handle distribution.
According to NTV’s Kelly-Ann Roberts, the vaccine itself will be distributed from the Health Sciences Centre in St. John’s, with additional administration sites planned for Gander, Corner Brook, Labrador City/Wabush and Happy Valley-Goose Bay.
In terms of who will be receiving this first round of inoculations, the priority list is as follows:
- congregate living settings for seniors
- Health care workers at high risk of exposure of COVID-19 and those involved with the pandemic response
- advanced age individuals
- remote or isolated Indigenous communities
The government is hoping to have around 28 000 individuals in this province vaccinated by the end of the first quarter of 2021.
The second phase of the Province’s vaccination plan will rollout with the arrival of Moderna’s vaccine. Phase Two can commence concurrently with Phase One. Phase Three will see the vaccine being distributed among the general public.