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Over 12,000 COVID-19 vaccines have been administered across the province

By: Brayden Hnatiuk
Posted: January 13, 2021 14:16

Brandon's COVID-19 super-site to open January 18

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Since the vaccine arrived in Manitoba, 12,409 immunizations have been completed.

The province says, as of Tuesday (Jan 12) the immunizations include 10,749 first doses and 1,660 second doses.

The regional percentage breakdown of vaccines that have been administered includes; 

- nine per cent in the Interlake-Eastern health region; 
- two per cent in the Northern health region; 
- four per cent in the Prairie Mountain Health region; 
- 10 per cent in the Southern Health - SantĂ© Sud health region; and 
- 75 per cent in the Winnipeg health region.  

The province says they've also updated the eligibility criteria to include staff employed in congregate group care settings who provide direct care to individuals in the Community Living disABILITY Services, Child and Family Services, Homeless Shelters and Family Violence Shelters. 

Immunizations are also underway at personal care homes across the province by Focused Immunization Teams (FITs). It is expected that all personal care home residents will receive their first vaccine dose within the next 28 days. So far, 120 residents across Manitoba have been vaccinated.  

Meanwhile, the COVID-19 super-site, located at Brandon's Keystone Center is set to open on Monday, January 18.

Premier Brian Pallister says it will be ready to vaccinate 4,100 priority health-care workers in its first week of operations, and is designed with capacity to ramp up to meet the demands of the region as supply of the vaccine increases.

As of Tuesday (Jan 12),  28,080 doses of Pfizer vaccine have been shipped to sites in Winnipeg and Brandon, as well as to personal care homes across the province. More than 5,300 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been shipped to First Nations communities, with 2,000 doses being used in personal care homes in communities across Manitoba.  

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