Manitoba Metis Federation plans to give COVID-19 vaccines to 100 members by Saturday – CBC

MMF immunizing after getting ‘unexpected shipment’ of AstraZeneca-Oxford doses

Apr 12, 2021

The Manitoba Metis Federation plans on giving 100 of its members their first dose of the AstraZeneca-Oxford COVID-19 vaccine by Saturday.

MedoCare Pharmacy, an MMF-owned pharmacy, had applied on March 17 to be one of the pharmacies across the province that could administer doses of the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine.

Then, without warning, the MMF — the democratic and self-governing political representative for Métis people in Manitoba — received an unexpected shipment of 100 doses of that vaccine from the Manitoba government on April 6, said president David Chartrand.

“It caught us off guard. We didn’t expect it. There was no call or update, so we had to scramble to find people to actually put the vaccines in the arms of our citizens,” said Chartrand while on CBC Radio’s Up To Speed on Monday.

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