Residents at a Stratford long-term care home are among the first in our region to get the COVID-19 vaccine.

Huron Perth Public Health officials say Spruce Lodge residents, along with residents at Seaforth Manor Long-Term Care Home and Retirement Community, received the COVID-19 Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine this week.

HPPH officials say the vaccine will be rolled out to all long-term care homes and then retirement homes in Huron Perth over the next few weeks.

Ontario¬†has a three-phase distribution plan that HPPH and other health unit’s across Ontario are following.