More than a dozen sites across the country this week will mark what some have dubbed “V-Day” as the first round of COVID-19 vaccinations reach the arms of Canadians.

The landmark moment is expected following Sunday night shipments of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines that landed in Montreal, where the first group of Canadians is likely to receive the shot Monday. While it’s the moment many have been waiting for, infectious disease specialists say that this first batch of 30,000 shots is being sent to 14 “point of use” sites in Canada. They say it’s more like a “trial run” until more shipments arrive in the coming days and weeks.

Written by Casey Kenny