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Ottawa police to begin receiving COVID-19 vaccines Wednesday

Ottawa police officer.

Ottawa police front-line officers are scheduled to begin receiving the first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday.

Police are expecting those vaccine efforts to continue for roughly two to three weeks.

Police would be the third set of first responders in the city to begin inoculation. The city has yet to respond when asked last week by this newspaper about how many firefighters and paramedics have been vaccinated to date.

Ottawa Public Health estimated at the end of February that the city would need 3,112 doses of vaccine to administer to all medical first responders.

More to come.

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