Premier Brian Pallister has announced to protect vulnerable Manitobans who are at greatest risk from COVID-19 Manitoba will launch a 28 day campaign to immunize all eligible personal care home residents at 135 sites across the province with the first doses of the vaccine.
He noted that by mid-March every single eligible PCH resident will have received both doses and the fullest protection they can provide them with against this deadly virus.
The PCH immunization campaign begins on Monday and over the week focused immunization teams will visit seven locations in every regional health authority across the province to immunize 1157 people. The only location mentioned for the week in the Northern Health Region is St. Paul’s Residence in The Pas.
Locations are selected by vulnerability of the site based on the number of residents as well as the percentage of shared beds. The province has developed a week by week plan to immunize an estimated 9834 people living in PCHs across the province with schedules release weekly. Pallister also reported 53 hundred doses of the first Moderna Vaccine received will be sent to First Nations communities based on a plan developed with First Nations partners.