After yesterday's announcement from Health Canada about the Pfizer vaccine, the Manitoba government says parents will be able to make COVID-19 vaccination appointments for their kids aged 5 to 11 starting on Monday.

They say appointments are expected to be available as early as the end of next week after Health Canada approved the use of Pfizer's pediatric vaccine for that age group but they did warn that it will depend on when the first shipments arrive.

The province says children must be five when the appointment is booked and the vaccine will be provided at various locations including regional clinics, doctors' offices and pharmacies.

Officials say there are about 125-thousand children in Manitoba aged 5 to 11.