Manitoba prepared for elevated COVID-19 vaccine supply


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There have been 28,080 doses of Pfizer vaccine shipped to websites in Winnipeg and Brandon, in addition to to private care houses throughout the province. Greater than 5,300 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been shipped to First Nations communities, with 2,000 extra doses being utilized in private care houses in communities throughout Manitoba.

The province has 15,402 doses of the Pfizer vaccine in stock, which the duty pressure stated is earmarked for first- and second-dose appointments on the Winnipeg and Brandon supersites.

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As of Tuesday, the province had employed 1,071 folks to help within the vaccination effort in Winnipeg and Brandon, a quantity that features immunizers, clinic managers, medical leads, system navigators and observers. There are 595 folks on high of that who’ve been assigned to the vaccine marketing campaign from regional well being authorities.

Presently, the province has 801 immunizers.

Pallister excursions Brandon supersite

Manitoba’s premier was in Brandon on Wednesday to get a first-hand take a look at the province’s second COVID-19 vaccination supersite, one that can vaccinate four,100 folks subsequent week.

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The brand new web site, situated on the Keystone Centre, will open its doorways on Monday.

Pallister toured the power alongside newly appointed Well being Minister Heather Stefanson.

“This can be a important step in our dedication to determine super-sites in city areas to succeed in as many Manitobans as attainable with life-saving vaccines,” Pallister stated in an announcement launched by the province.

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The Brandon location is the second of three supersites deliberate for the province, with the third — dubbed the ‘Vaxport’ by Pallister — scheduled to open in Thompson on the metropolis’s airport on Feb. 1.

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