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Some Manitoba kids under 5 will be able to book vaccine appointments next week

Jul 21, 2022

For one Winnipeg family, the news that their four-year-old twins can soon get vaccinated against COVID-19 prompted excitement.

“It’s been something we were waiting for,” mom Kaleigh Rosenblat said in her yard on Wednesday, hours after Manitoba announced it’s expanding vaccine eligibility to include kids under five.

Health Canada approved a two-dose Moderna vaccine for kids age six months to four years last week — which includes her sons, Reuben and Herschel. The dosage is roughly one-quarter the size of the dose given to adults.

Manitoba’s initial rollout to its youngest kids will be limited to Indigenous children and those with certain health conditions when appointments open on Monday. But eligibility will expand to include more kids in the age group once more vaccines are delivered to the province, Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin said.

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