Manitoba to begin giving COVID-19 vaccines today

WINNIPEG — Manitoba is set to begin administering the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine on Wednesday morning.

The first injection is set to take place at 8:30 a.m. CTV News Winnipeg will live-stream the event, with coverage also taking place on air on CTV Morning Live Winnipeg.

This event comes one day after Manitoba received its first COVID-19 vaccines on Tuesday.

The first immunizations will be administered at the University of Manitoba’s Rady Faculty of Health Sciences on the Bannatyne campus, and will be given to approximately 900 health-care workers.

The vaccines are stored at the U of M at an ultra-low temperature, and can’t be moved after delivery.

The first vaccinations come nine months after the first COVID-19 case was recorded in Manitoba.

“As we round out 2020, and look ahead to a new year, there is hope in the window for a safe and healthier future,” said Premier Brian Pallister on Tuesday.

This is a developing story. More details to come.

– With files from CTV’s Charles Lefebvre

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