New COVID-19 Shot Comes to Manitoba

New COVID Shot Arrives

WINNIPEG - The province says the first shipment of a single-shot COVID-19 vaccine has arrived in Manitoba.

Health Minister Audrey Gordon says an initial batch of the Janssen vaccine has been delivered, and Shared Health will be distributing doses to select pharmacies and clinics in the coming days. The Manitoba government says the shipment of Johnson & Johnson’s vaccine, which is approved for all adults in the province, contains 2,250 doses.

Gordon notes the province’s COVID-19 and Flu Finder map is being updated as vials of the Janssen vaccine arrive in clinics and pharmacies across the province. The province considers someone to be fully immunized against COVID-19 14 days after a single dose of the Janssen vaccine.

Janssen was given Health Canada approval in March, the second viral vector vaccine to be approved after AstraZeneca’s Vaxzevria, and the fourth COVID-19 vaccine to be approved in the country.

TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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