Covid-19 vaccinations are now underway in Manitoba for kids aged 5-11 as the province has officially launched their vaccine campaign.

Health and Seniors Care minister Audrey Gordon said in a press release that “Manitoba's #ProtectMB Kids campaign will help ensure children and families feel informed, welcomed and supported,"

To officially kick off the campaign on Thursday morning six kids in Winnipeg were given the pediatric dose of the Pfizer vaccine at the RBC Convention Center. So far this week over 25,000 parents have booked their children for the doses.

Health Canada has said that the pediatric vaccine is 90.7% effective against Covid-19.