The first cross-border vaccination program between the two countries comes as Canada continues to lag far behind in its vaccination efforts. Between 2,000 and 4,000 Manitoba truck drivers, who are considered essential workers, are expected to participate. The program may also expand to include energy workers who often travel to the US. “The US has a lot of vaccines and Canada’s got fewer. We want to do our part to help those essential workers from Canada who are frequently traveling through our state,” said North Dakota Governor Doug Burgum.