Like many Manitobans, I received my first dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine last week.
COVID-19 has impacted all of our lives. The virus has disproportionately affected remote and Indigenous communities across Canada. We’ve been honoured to work with Indigenous communities who are working hard to keep their communities safe. I want to thank Indigenous communities and their leaders for their great work during this pandemic. I also want to recognize the efforts of Indigenous Manitobans who are making significant contributions in many ways, including serving their communities as health care workers, and participating on the Vaccine Implementation Task Force. Your hard work is much appreciated.
I encourage every eligible Manitoban to roll up their sleeves, and to get a vaccine as soon as possible. The vaccine is safe and effective, and by getting immunized you are helping to protect the communities that are most vulnerable to COVID-19.