Manitoba is expanding its recommendation for a third dose of COVID-19 vaccines to include First Nations people living on reserve. This includes an estimated 72 hundred people and should be given at least six months after the last vaccine. The Public Health Lead for the First Nations Pandemic Coordination Team Dr. Marcia Anderson says the vaccine program has gone well so far on First Nations. She explains almost 200 thousand doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been provided to over 105 thousand First Nations people which gives them coverage with at least one dose for over 93 percent on reserve with 82.6 percent being fully vaccinated and off reserve there continues to be significant improvements in coverage noting currently just over 70 percent have at least one dose and 64.5 percent who are fully vaccinated.
All Manitobans can now make an appointment for their seasonal flu vaccine and can receive their COVID-19 vaccine at the same time if they choose. You can find sites where shots are available at www.protectmb.ca or www.manitoba.ca/vaccine.