Montana's government announced in statement Friday that it will be offering free COVID-19 vaccines to Canadian truck drivers from Alberta.
Why it matters: Starting Monday, about 2,000 Albertan truckers who regularly drive goods into the U.S. will be able to get vaccinated at a stop in Conrad, Montana, per a press release from the Alberta government.
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The big picture: The program will last until May 23, and truckers will receive the Johnson & Johnson one-shot vaccine, per the press release.
"About 800 commercial carriers cross the Alberta-Montana border at the Coutts Border Crossing each day," the statement notes.
Of note: Other border states are also helping Canadians who regularly come into the U.S.
North Dakota began vaccinating Canadian truckers from Manitoba in April, BBC reports.
Just last week Ontario's Premier Doug Ford approached Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer (D) about the possibility of having some essential workers vaccinated stateside, per CBC.
What they're saying: “By working together and taking this critical action, we keep our trade channels open between Montana and Alberta.” Montana Gov. Greg Gianforte (R) said in the statement.
"Alberta depends on trade with our American neighbours and this program will ensure our goods get to market while stopping the spike of COVID-19," said Alberta Premier Jason Kenney.
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