The vaccine is expected to be more broadly available to the general public in April, the government has said previously, and will take six to nine months to inoculate the entire province of 14.57 million people.
"Canada is now contracted to receive up to 168,000 doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine before the end of December, pending Health Canada approval", Trudeau said in a news conference.
In Florida, government officials expect to have 100,000 doses of the vaccine by today at five hospitals across the state.
"This is a good day", Trudeau added.
Once the US grants authorization, advisers to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention must meet, as they did last week on Pfizer's vaccine, to give Moderna's shot the green light and provide offer specific recommendations for use and monitoring.
Still, it is expected that regulators will require two doses of the vaccine for maximum protection.
In total, Canada, a country of 38 million people, has ordered and placed options on more than 400 million doses of vaccine from seven pharmaceutical groups, to ensure it has enough.
The 56-year-old emergency room nurse at Newark's University Hospital became the first person in New Jersey to receive the vaccine on Tuesday.
Premier Doug Ford says the province's vaccination program will continue this week using the first doses received over the weekend.
Johnson & Johnson submitted its application November 30, so that review is in the very early stages, said Sharma. However pregnant or breastfeeding women and people with compromised immune systems are warned to talk to their doctor before getting it.
Moderna's vaccine isn't yet approved in any other countries and hasn't yet been used on anyone outside of a clinical trial. The data submitted by Moderna looked only at cases of Covid-19 that exhibited symptoms and found that the vaccine was effective at reducing cases of Covid-19 with severe symptoms.
The first shipments of a COVID-19 vaccine for widespread use in the United States headed out Sunday from MI to distribution centers across the country.
Pregnant women were not specifically included in Pfizer's clinical trials but nearly two dozen women who got the vaccine later became pregnant and reported no complications.