About the Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine

About the Vaccine

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

In total, the federal government has agreements to access seven different COVID-19 vaccines, including Pfizer and Moderna.

More information:

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