Soldiers are getting ready to help vaccinate tens of thousands of people in 23 remote Manitoba communities.

The goal is to administer 100,000 doses within 100 days, with the first doses done by mid-May.

Currently, about 10 per cent of First Nations adults on Manitoba reserves have received both doses.

Armed Forces were sent to Shamattawa, a First Nations community more than 700 kilometres northeast of Winnipeg, from Dec. 2020 until early Jan. 2021.

Federal officials say the military is expected to remain involved until June 30.