Manitoba’s vaccine rollout continues as there are now more than 14,000 Manitobans aged five to eleven with their first dose. This 14,000 accounts for 11.3 percent of the approximately 125,000 Manitobans that make up this age group.

This number does not include all of the kids who have received their shot in doctors’ offices and pharmacies, so the actual number is likely much higher.

With another 14,000 having booked their appointment to get the first dose, Dr. Joss Reimer, the medical lead of Manitoba’s Vaccine Implementation Task Force, says "We are seeing very good uptake. This is so encouraging.”

Dr. Reimer said that in-school clinics will be starting this week in nine schools across the province, and will be in place in all school divisions in the coming weeks.