COVID-19 immunizations begin today in La Ronge after officials there received Moderna vaccines via aircraft Thursday night.

Lac La Ronge Indian Band Chief Tammy Cook-Searson confirms the first shipment arrived in a Facebook post.

She said immunizations will be administered to long-term care and personal care home staff and residents and priority health care workers.

The province says it expects an additional 5300 Moderna doses Monday, intended to backfill the Far North needs.

(Photo: Jennifer Johnson /Chief Tammy Cook-Searson /Mary Carlson. Courtesy of Chief Tammy Cook-Searson Facebook.)