COVID Vaccine Available for More Age Groups in Manitoba
The Province is expanding its COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to adults aged 18 and older in certain communities, including a spot in Brandon.
Downtown Brandon is one of many communities added to the eligibility list. Also added was Point Douglas North and Downtown West in Winnipeg. Before other communities that had vaccines available were Winnipeg’s Seven Oaks West, Downtown East, Point Douglas South and Inkster East communities.
The province plans on making more communities available in the coming week.
As the province has expanded eligibility to more priority communities, the general age of eligibility to get a Pfizer or Moderna vaccine at one of the province’s supersites or temporary clinics has not changed since it was lowered a week ago to anyone 50 and older, and First Nations people 30 and up.
To date, 447,031 doses of vaccine have been administered, and the province expects to receive 2,340 doses of Pfizer and 22,100 doses of Moderna vaccine.
The province also released some data showing that vaccine uptake among eligible people has lagged in some communities in Winnipeg and southern Manitoba. Of note is some areas where uptake is below 20 percent.