Manitoba's Premier will be rolling up his sleeves in anticipation of receiving his COVID-19 vaccine later this week.

At 66 years old, Premier Brian Pallister first became eligible for the vaccine two weeks ago. On Thursday, he will be getting his shot, likely from Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba's Chief Public Health Officer. In the fall, Roussin publically gave Pallister his flu shot.

When the vaccinations were first announced, Pallister said he would be getting his vaccination "in turn with everybody else, anxious as a senior with asthma should be to get it, but we will be waiting our turn."

He is now slated to receive his during a photo opportunity on Thursday morning at the RBC Convention Centre. This centre distributes the Pfizer vaccine.

As of Sunday, 210,088 doses total of the three available vaccines has been administered in Manitoba, most of which are first doses.