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First Sunnybrook Veterans receive COVID-19 vaccine

December 22, 2020


Today, Sunnybrook began administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to residents of our Veterans Centre — the largest Veterans' care facility in Canada.

The first two recipients said they were excited to be part of this historic moment:

  • Richard Ratcliffe, 92 years old, served with the Royal Canadian Navy during the Korean War and Cold War.
  • Stanley Dinney, 98 years old, served with the Royal Canadian Air Force during World War II.

Sunnybrook Veteran residents are among those prioritized to receive the vaccine from our first shipment, which arrived yesterday. Learn more about the province's plan for the COVID-19 vaccine »

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine will be administered in two doses, given 21 days apart.

Learn more about COVID-19 and Sunnybrook »