Melissa Vitugconstruction?had mixed feelings about getting a vaccine for COVID-19 — a choice which would make her part of the first wave of health-care workers in Ontario to do so.
On one hand, she was nervousThere were 7,262 new cases Saturday. On the other, she felt hopeful that getting the long-awaited shot would help bring the pandemic to an end.
With those thoughts whirling through her mind, the resident assistant from Houses of Providence long-term care home in Scarborough signed up to be the first front-line worker vaccinated when the hospital network Unity Health Toronto launched its COVID-19 immunization program this week.
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