On Friday afternoon, Prime Minister Justin Turdeau and his wife, Sophie Gregoire Trudeau popped into a Rexall Pharmacy minutes away from Parliament Hill to get their first doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine.
“I am very excited,” said Trudeau, laughing seconds before he received his first dose.
The Prime Minister shared some images of the inoculation a few hours later insisting that he was glad he went ahead and got vaccinated.
“It was our turn to get vaccinated today, so that’s what Sophie and I did - and we’re glad we did it!” he wrote on his Twitter account.
He added that he was grateful to the staff at the Rexall who vaccinated him and valued their work.
Sophie didn’t want anything to do with holding Justin’s hand while she got her shot. pic.twitter.com/ChdhlIXllb
— Kamil Karamali (@KamilKaramali) April 23, 2021
“To the workers who vaccinated us this afternoon, and to those who are helping vaccinate people right across the country: thank you. The work you’re doing couldn’t be more important or more appreciated - and it certainly won’t be forgotten,” he wrote in a following tweet,
The photo opportunity saw Trudeaus in a more light-hearted manner, as the PM received his shot first with his wife firmly gripping his hand.
Trudeau offered to reciprocate to his wife and hold her hand, but in an amusing way, Gregoire Trudeau brushed the PM’s hand away. He responded with an audible “awe” and chuckle. The moment has received a lot of positive attention online about the playfulness between the couple.
Literally nobody wants to even look at their spouses after 13 months of this house arrest she gets a pass
— Shannon 🐿 (@zchamu) April 23, 2021
These two set an example of staying healthy
It is so important for their children
Then they pass it on and on!
— Tresa 🇨🇦 (@weimhelen) April 23, 2021
how cute.. proof women are just stronger 😌
— nisha 🇨🇦 #StopAsianHate (@niisha_xo) April 23, 2021
This made me laugh. I would have done the same with my husband 😂
— Tanya (@toronto_tanya) April 23, 2021
Love these 2 so cute 🥰
— HH_Toronto 🇨🇦 (@HH_Toronto) April 23, 2021
She’s a big girl!
— Suburban Voyeur™️ (@subvoyeur) April 23, 2021
Other major political figures like NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh got inoculated a few days ago, with Singh getting his shot from a family doctor in Ottawa. Conservative Leader Erin O’Toole is scheduled to get his vaccine sometime this weekend.