A Quebec woman who was the first person in Canada to receive a COVID-19 vaccine has died.
Gisele Lévesque, 89, died on June 28 peacefully of natural causes, surrounded by family, according to the public health authority in Quebec City.
In a statement, the health authority says her death was not related to COVID-19.
Lévesque received the first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine last Dec. 14 at the CHSLD St-Antoine, a long-term care home in Quebec City.
The health authority says she was the first Canadian to be inoculated in the country.
The agency describes her as a figure of hope in the fight against the novel coronavirus.
The Canadian Press