The first doses of COVID-19 vaccine have arrived in Manitoba.
The Canada Border Services Agency says the province’s share of Canada’s first shipment of the highly anticipated vaccine from Pfizer-BioNTech arrived in Manitoba Tuesday morning.
The arrival comes as Manitoba’s premier is expected to give an update on the province’s vaccination plans Tuesday afternoon.
Health Canada approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine Dec. 9, and the first doses began arriving in Canada Sunday.
Pallister has said a priority group of health-care workers in critical care units will be the first to get Manitoba’s share of 900 doses starting Wednesday morning.
As more shipments come in, priority will be given to other health-care workers, seniors and Indigenous people, the province has said.
The premier toured the province’s first coronavirus vaccination clinic, set up at a Winnipeg hospital, Monday.
During the tour, media were told the clinic will have seven immunizers on staff to start, each able to give out six shots per hour.
The province says roughly 330 people can be vaccinated out of the clinic in a day.