Two More AGE GROUPS of Health Compromised Individuals In Line For COVID 19 Vaccine
The Province will be prioritizing everyone age 50 to 64 and First Nations people age 30 to 64 who are most at risk from COVID-19 for the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine.
That includes people with certain serious heart conditions, end-stage renal disease, or liver failure.
First and second priority recipients for the vaccine were released on Wednesday, the same day around 18,000 AstraZeneca-Oxford doses arrived in the province. The doses will be heading to nearly 200 pharmacies and doctor’s offices starting Thursday.
Other than the main groups, Manitobans 80 and older and First Nations people 60 and older are still eligible to book vaccination appointments although people 65 and older must go to a site that offers the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccines.
The reason anyone over the age of 65 or older won’t be getting AstraZeneca doses, is because the National Advisory Committee on Immunization has not recommended its use for those 65 and older, citing a lack of clinical data.
Timelines put out by the province suggest Manitobans over the age of 18 will get at least one dose by mid-June at the latest or May 21 at the earliest.