In a Wednesday tweet, Health Minister Christian Dubé announced that the first doses of the Moderna vaccine had arrived in Quebec.\nThis first batch of 32,500 doses, he said, would allow officials to "accelerate the pace" of vaccinations in the province. \nEditor's Choice: A 14-Year-Old Fell To His Death On Bromont Mountain Yesterday\n\n\n\n25,000+\n\n\nPeople vaccinated so far in Quebec\n\n\n"We will start administering them next week."\nHe added that the province's vaccination "teams are gaining momentum."\nQuebec received its first doses of the Pfizer vaccine in mid-December and has begun administering them to CHSLD residents.\n#COVID19 Bonne nouvelle. Nous avons reçu les premières 32 500 doses du vaccin de Moderna aux, et nous allons les administrer dès la semaine prochaine. Les équipes prennent du rythme et ont déjà vacciné plus de 25 000 personnes. Avec cette livraison, on va accélérer la cadence.— Christian Dubé (@cdube_sante) December 30, 2020\n\n\nAccording to a plan released on December 7, the government is prioritizing long-term care centre residents and health workers, followed eventually by isolated communities, people over 80, 70, and 60 in that order.\nNext in line are people under 60 with preexisting health conditions, other essential workers and, finally, the general population. \nThe province aims to vaccinate 650,000 people by April 2021, or about 7.6% of the population.