Health Canada expecting COVID-19 vaccine approval by mid-December

Three million Canadians could get the vaccine by the end of March

The first COVID-19 vaccine approval from Health Canada could come before Christmas.

But it could be weeks, even months, before the first shots are available to Canadians.

Initial supplies of the vaccine will be limited. Canada has ordered 20 million doses of the Pfizer vaccine, but just four million are expected in Canada by the end of March.

The hope is there will be enough for all Canadians at some point next year.