Impending rollout of COVID-19 vaccine to kids welcome news for many parents – CBC

Others say they will wait to see how the rollout goes before getting their own kids vaccinated

Nov 18, 2021

News that Manitoba will allow pharmacists to give the COVID-19 shot to kids between the ages of five and 11 once it receives federal approval was welcomed by many parents, as well as teachers and health workers.

“I think it’s just wonderful news,” said Lauren Hope, a parent, teacher and co-founder of Safe September, a group that advocates for greater COVID-19 protection in schools.

On Wednesday, Premier Heather Stefanson said the province would be prepared to roll out vaccines for the youngest eligible children within a week of the doses arriving in the province.

Health Canada is expected to approve the vaccine by the end of this month, with recommendation from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization expected to follow.

It’s important that there are as few barriers as possible to parents getting their children vaccinated, Hope said.

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