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Saturday, February 24, 2024

The province has added 72 early-bird registrations for kids to receive the COVID-19 vaccine

Key takeaways:

  • The first visits for children in this age group are scheduled for Thursday, according to public health experts.
  • In Steinbach, Man., the province boosted the number of appointments from 1,100 to 3,100.

After paediatric vaccination doses arrived in Manitoba on Tuesday morning, the province is starting to schedule vaccine appointments for kids aged 5 to 11.

On Monday, public health officials said that the first visits for youngsters in this age range would be on Thursday.

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According to a government spokesperson, the vaccine implementation task force added 72 more appointments for youngsters at Winnipeg’s downtown supersite after paediatric vaccination arrived in the province on Tuesday morning.

According to them, arents who have been on the lookout snapped up all 72 spaces available on Wednesday around 3 and 8 p.m.

Since the start of the day on Monday, when bookings were accessible, more than 20,000 appointments for youngsters in the age bracket had been made.

The province has added 72 early-bird registrations for kids to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

The province authorized fewer paediatric visits in one location where adult vaccine uptake is low, but demand forced them to nearly treble the amount.

According to the spokeswoman, the province increased the number of appointments in Steinbach, Man., from 1,100 to 3,100.

In a news conference on Monday, Dr. Joss Reimer, the vaccine task force’s medical director, said, “I have heard that the Steinbach uptake was larger than we expected and that the vaccine appointments filled up very fast, which was good to hear.”

Kyle Penner, a father of three children who had recently been eligible for the vaccine, was overjoyed.

“I’m just looking forward to going to that supersite on Monday, where there are wailing kids and stuffies aplenty. Parents would cry for a different reason than their children, “he stated.

Parents and caregivers can schedule appointments for their children either online or by calling 1-844-626-8222. (1-844-MAN-VACC).

Source: CBC News

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