A medical officer of health with the Northern Health Region shared an update on how the COVID-19 pediatric vaccine campaign has been going in the north.
Doctor William Libich explains so far interest in the vaccine has been very strong as parents and caregivers realize how important it is to get their children immunized and uptake of the vaccine is increasing quickly so throughout the province already over 42 percent of children between 5 and 11 have received their first dose, a few have even received their second dose. He says in the north our numbers are a little lower than the provincial average but not much, we’re about 40 percent, Winnipeg is about 48 percent but numbers all across Manitoba and Canada are rising fast.
Libich reassures parents and caregivers unsure about getting their children vaccinated that there is a significant amount of real-world experience that the pediatric shot is safe.
He adds it’s important that everyone eligible to get the shot and booster do so.