1st bivalent COVID-19 vaccine for 5- to 11-year-olds expected to roll out in Manitoba next week – CBC

Province encourages parents, caregivers to stay up date on flu, coronavirus vaccinations before holidays

Dec 13, 2022

The first bivalent booster vaccine for children age five to 11 has been approved and is expected to be available in the province next week, Manitoba Health announced on Tuesday.

The bivalent vaccine, which offers protection against the original strain of COVID-19 and the Omicron variant, will be shipped to vaccine clinics across the province once it is delivered this week, a provincial COVID-19 bulletin said Tuesday.

The province confirmed in an email to the CBC that the new bivalent vaccines for children are from Pfizer.

While the vaccines are expected to become available in the province by Dec. 19, Manitoba Health says parents and caregivers should book their children’s appointments for Dec. 23 and later, or check with their provider to confirm vaccine availability.

Appointments for the bivalent vaccine for children can be made starting on Wednesday at 9 a.m. using the online booking tool, or by contacting the vaccine call centre toll-free at 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC).

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/bivalent-vaccine-approved-manitoba-children-1.6684370

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