Access to booster doses of bivalent COVID-19 vaccine expanded in Manitoba

In a press release from the province, it specifies who now has access to these spring doses, in accordance with the recommendations of the National Advisory Committee on Immunization.

This announcement concerns:

  • adults age 65 or older;
  • Aboriginal people 45 years of age or older, including First Nations people, Inuit and Métis, regardless of where they live;
  • people living in a long-term care facility or assisted living facility;
  • adults 18 years of age or older who are moderately or severely immunocompromised.

Eligible individuals should discuss the timing of their booster dose with a health care providerwrites the province.

The statement also points out that the date of administration of the spring booster dose could affect when a person can receive their fall booster dose.

The province takes this opportunity to continue2022 to receive a booster dose againstCOVID-19″,”text”:”to encourage Manitobans who were not vaccinated during the fall 2022 vaccination campaign to receive a booster dose against COVID-19″}}”>encourage Manitobans who have not been vaccinated during the fall 2022 vaccination campaign to receive a booster dose against COVID-19.

Manitoba Health also plans to launch a COVID-19 booster vaccination next fall.

Manitoba Health reminds that to find a vaccination site near them, Manitobans are encouraged to use the Find a vaccination clinic tool. (New window)

People can also book an appointment through the call center at 1-844-626-8222 or the province’s online portal. (New window) to get vaccinated.

The province says as of March 4, nearly 78 per cent of Manitobans had received at least two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine and about 20 per cent had received at least one dose of a bivalent vaccine against COVID-19.

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