Some second-dose vaccine appointments for COVID-19 may be postponed due to disruptions of the supply of the Pfizer vaccine, according to the Manitoban Government.

 

With the vaccine rollout going out much slower than anticipated, already scheduled appointments may be the next thing that gets moved because of the disruptions.

 

The province says the number of appointments affected and length of the delay will only be determined once the federal government confirms the number of vaccines being delivered the week of February 8th. The province expects more information on the shipment later this week.

 

Already, no new appointments are being made at the Winnipeg and Brandon super sites due to the supply disruption. The only appointments being made are for the Thompson supersite.

 

So far over 29 thousand doses have been administered, with only over 3,000 of those doses being for the second dose.

 

This week, focused immunization teams will visit the remaining 62 personal care homes across the province to offer the first dose of the vaccine to residents. By the end of the week, all people living in the homes will have had the opportunity to get the vaccine.