Manitoba Medical Lead for the Vaccine Implementation Task Force Dr. Joss Reimer announced third dose eligibility has expanded to protect those at greater risk. She explains this means they are going to offer a booster dose to residents of all personal care homes throughout Manitoba. She says they will be working with these facilities and the Regional Health Authorities in the coming weeks to put the necessary plans in place noting for most PCHs that means that third doses will begin to be available in October. She adds they also need to recognize the increased risks facing First Nations people in that approach so that means third doses are going to be available to residents and staff of First Nations PCHs starting this week.
Public health reported 244 new cases of COVID-19 have been identified since Thursday 42 of them today. Of today’s cases two were in Northern health resulting in 111 active cases. There are 13 active cases in the Flin Flon, Snow Lake, Cranberry Portage, Sherridon district.