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Ready for your 4th shot?

SYRINGE 4On May 20, 202/2, Manitoba’s public health has expanded eligibility for the second booster dose of COVID-19 vaccine to include: Individuals aged 50 or older who live in the community; First Nations, Inuit and Métis people aged 30 or older, regardless of where they live; Individuals aged 18 to 49 years who are moderately to severely immunocompromised and residents of any age in personal care homes and elderly persons housing congregate living sites.

The province is also shortening the intervals to be eligible for booster doses. The first booster can now be given four months after the person’s primary vaccine series (usually two doses). The second booster dose can now be given four months after the first booster.

The vaccine clinic at RBC Convention Centre continues to operate and some pharmacies in the province also provide this service to the community.

COVID-19 continues to circulate throughout the province and vaccination is the best protection against serious outcomes. It is not too late for people to receive their primary vaccine series or booster. To date, more than 590,000 first booster doses have been given to eligible people including nearly 80 per cent of those aged 60 and older. Nearly 10,000 people have received their second booster dose to date.

To find a location that offers the COVID-19 vaccine, Manitobans can use the online vaccine finder at www.manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/finder.html or call 1-844-626-8222 (toll-free).

Source: Manitoba Government