WINNIPEG - The province says pediatric COVID-19 vaccines are on their way to pharmacies and medical clinics today, a day after the first group of children received their doses at supersite clinics.
Within the three days since the Shared Health online vaccination appointment system and call centre were opened, more than 23,300 parents and caregivers have booked appointments to get their kids vaccinated against the disease, nearly 20 per cent of Manitoba children aged five to 11.
While appointments could only be made for vaccinations at supersites, such as the one at the Winnipeg Convention Centre, Manitoba’s Vaccine Implementation Task Force says vaccines will be arriving at participating pharmacies and medical clinics between now and Monday. Task Force medical lead Dr. Joss Reimer says the province’s searchable vaccine finder map will be updated as doses arrive.
Officials say more than 6,000 Manitoba children age five to 11 have contracted COVID-19 so far, 27 of whom ended up in the hospital. Seven of those were admitted to ICU, and one Manitoba child died as a result of the infection.