There's a new answer to the question "how do you get a COVID-19 vaccine in Canada?" Teachers and education staff in one province are going to be able to cross the border into the U.S. and get a state's unused vaccine doses.

Manitoba announced that it has come to an agreement with North Dakota and the federal government to expand its essential worker cross border vaccination initiative to include the province's teachers and education workers such as administrative and custodial staff.

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Premier Brian Pallister noted that details are still being developed but the isolation requirement following travel outside of Canada won't apply to educators who cross the border to get a dose and availability is expected to be on weekends so people don't have to take time off work.

"The way this will work is the person will go to the border, across, get a vaccine and must come immediately back. They're not going shopping in Grand Forks," he said.

A week before this, U.S. President Joe Biden said he's looking at sending surplus vaccine doses to other countries and that he's going to try and help out Canada.

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