First COVID-19 vaccinations administered at Manitoba’s second super site

WINNIPEG — The first few COVID-19 vaccines have been administered at Manitoba’s second COVID-19 vaccination super site, which opened on Monday in Brandon, Man.

The first three doses were given to Joanna Robb, Kirsten Boyce and Robert Farquhar. All three of these Manitobans work at the Westman Labs and are eligible for the vaccine as they work with COVID-19 samples.

Manitoba Health expects to deliver 4,100 shots of COVID-19 vaccine at the site, which is located at the Keystone Centre.

Vaccinations are by appointment only and begin Monday at 8:30 a.m. until 8:30 p.m.

Priority will be given to health-care workers during the first week of operations.

A spokesperson for the Manitoba government said they have 11 immunizers working at eight immunization stations at the new super site on Monday.

According to the NDP, more than 500 health-care workers who should have been notified of the Brandon site’s location and appointment booking times instead received information incorrectly directing them to Winnipeg’s vaccination super site.

The province says the error was corrected quickly via a follow-up text.

The Manitoba government says the Brandon site has the ability to ramp up vaccination volumes as the supply of vaccines increases.

A third vaccination super site is scheduled to open at the Thompson, Man. airport on Feb. 1.

– With files from CTV’s Mason DePatie, Melissa Hansen and Kayla Rosen.



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