After months of preparation, Manitoba will begin to implement its COVID-19 vaccination plan as early as next week, once the first doses of the Pfizer vaccine supplied by the federal government arrive in the province, Premier Brian Pallister announced today.
Pallister confirmed the first 1,950 doses of the Pfizer vaccine will arrive next week, which is enough to immunize about 900 recipients with two doses each. These first doses will be administered to front-line health-care workers in Manitoba’s critical care units to ensure that significant critical COVID care can continue to be provided.
Further vaccine shipments are expected to arrive in late December or early January. In total, Manitoba has been told it will receive 228,000 doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines between now and March 31, 2021, enough to vaccinate more than 100,000 Manitobans or approximately seven per cent of the total population. This is based on a federal per capita allocation, with an additional 9,600 Moderna vaccine doses the province has secured due to Manitoba’s higher proportion of Indigenous population.
Manitoba’s priority populations have been recommended by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization, working with public health experts across the country through the Federal/Provincial/Territorial Special Advisory Committee on COVID-19. These priority populations include:
• health-care workers most directly involved in the COVID-19 response;
• seniors in congregate living settings such as long-term care facilities, assisted living facilities, retirement homes, and chronic care hospitals;
• older adults starting at 80 years of age and older; and
• adults at risk in remote or isolated Indigenous communities.





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