Members of the Canadian Armed Forces are being sent in to help with COVID-19 vaccinations in 23 Northern Manitoba First Nations.

Federal Indigenous Services Minister Marc Miller says up to 200 military personnel will take part in the operation, which is expected to last until the end of June.

Miller says the effort will accelerate the pace of immunizations so that 100,000 First Nations people can get doses in 100 days.

Manitoba reported 80 net new cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday, including 37 in the northern health region.