Indigenous people in Manitoba encouraged to get COVID booster shot – CTV News

Nov. 29, 2021


Some Indigenous leaders in Manitoba got their COVID-19 booster shots on Monday and are encouraging their community members to do the same.

Dr. Marcia Anderson, the medical lead of the province’s First Nations Pandemic Response Team, administered shots for Grand Chief Arlen Dumas and her own father.

She said while booster shots are available to all Manitobans over 18 years of age six months after their second dose, health officials said they haven’t seen as many First Nations people showing up as they would like.

“We all know breakthrough infections are happening and although (they) tend to be less severe, not seeing high hospitalizations for example, they do still really impact transmission in the communities, outbreaks, transmission to other family members,” said Anderson.

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