COVID-19 Vaccine

About the Vaccine

More than one vaccine is being developed for COVID-19. The first vaccine, made by Pfizer-BioNTech was approved for use in Canada on December 9, 2020. Another vaccine made by Moderna was authorized on December 23, 2020.

In total, Manitoba has been told it will receive 228,000 doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines by March 31, 2021. This is enough to immunize approximately seven per cent of Manitoba’s population. However, over time it is expected we will receive enough vaccine for every Manitoban who wants to be immunized.

Several of the vaccines must be stored and transported at very low temperatures. To prepare for this historic immunization campaign, the province has secured more than 60 specialized freezers. By January, Manitoba will have the capacity to safely store more than 1.8 million doses of vaccine. 

More information:

Government of Canada - Drug and vaccine authorizations for COVID-19