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Monday, November 29, 2021

Parents in Manitoba are eager to schedule their kid’s COVID-19 vaccine

Key takeaways:

  • Manitoba’s vaccine registration website and phone lines will go live at 6 a.m., pending Health Canada’s clearance of Pfizer.
  • The approval from Health Canada is good news for more than just his professional life.

Based on Health Canada’s approval of Pfizer, Manitoba’s vaccine booking website and phone lines will go live at 6 a.m. Monday, allowing children aged five to 11 to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

Annemarie Plenert, a Winnipeg mother, says she is relieved.

Plenert says, “We’re just so excited to be able to relax and breathe a little bit and be less of a risk to other people.”

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Plenert is the mother of three children. Her oldest child, who is 12 years old, was eager to get vaccinated and even scheduled their appointment for their birthday as a present. Her younger children, on the other hand, are nine and seven years old. So they’ve been keeping a tight eye on the approval procedure, she claims.

“They are ecstatic to be vaccinated and protected because COVID was distressing for them.” They are aware of the situation.”

Her family, she says, may now exhale a sigh of relief.

“I was so pleased when my husband got vaccinated, and now I’m simply looking forward to having the other two protected,” she adds.

“My middle child has special needs and a somewhat higher risk profile, which makes a difference, and we also have high-risk family relatives, so we’ve been extra cautious.”

Vaccines, according to Plenert, imply a step closer to normalcy for her children, from postponed Christmas concerts to unusual lunch hours at school.

“The ability to relive the truly thrilling rewards of being a school-aged child.” “That excites them,” adds Plenert.

Manitoba's vaccine registration website and phone lines will be live at 6 a.m.

Manitoba pharmacists are getting ready for Monday.

Ken Humeniek, a pharmacist in Winnipeg who owns three shops, said his phones started ringing off the hook when he learned of Health Canada’s clearance.

“I’m hearing, ‘Here’s my child’s name, please call me as soon as possible when I can get this injection for my child,'” she says. Humeniek explained.

He decided to start a waiting list for when the vaccines arrived at his businesses.

“Boy, did I get a lot of phone calls” (Friday). I have roughly 104 youngsters on a waiting list for the immunisation.”

The approval from Health Canada is good news for more than just his professional life.

“As a father and a pharmacist, I’ve been waiting to vaccinate younger individuals since they represent a sizable portion of our community that has gone unvaccinated.”

Parents can schedule a COVID-19 immunisation appointment by calling 1-844-626-8222 or visiting the province’s website beginning at 6 a.m. Nov. 22.

Source: Global News

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