Starting on Friday, some Manitobans will be able to get second-dose appointments for the COVID-19 vaccines.
The newly opened appointments will be reserved for priority groups with certain health conditions or compromised immune systems who have already received the first dose of either the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine.
Those that got the AstraZeneca-Oxford jab will have to wait a little longer though.
There’s evidence that suggests waiting at least three months for getting a second shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine maximizes immunity protection.
A full list of priority conditions is available on the province’s website.
The province estimates that there are about 26,000 Manitobans in this category who have already received first doses.
The next wave of second-dose appointments will be allocated to the first people who got vaccinated without getting a second shot.
Manitoba will also soon begin posting vaccine uptake rates online with breakdowns by the regional health authority, sex, and first and second doses.
Those eligible for vaccination can visit the province’s website to book an appointment or call 1-844-626-8222.