Manitoba is Canada’s first province to nab home grown vaccine


12 February 2021 - Manitoba to buy 2 million doses of yet to be approved vaccine.

Manitoba has become the first Canadian province to procure its own Covid-19 vaccine locally after the federal government’s supply of overseas doses faced delays.

The Manitoba government said Thursday it will buy 2 million doses of a new mRNA Covid-19 vaccine developed by Providence Therapeutics, a private company based in Calgary, Alberta. The vaccine is in its first phase of clinical trials and the company is hoping to apply for the necessary federal approval for emergency use by autumn.

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