Manitoba prepares to roll out COVID-19 vaccine for kids under 5 – CBC

Province expects limited supply at first, and will decide who gets priority access

Jul 15, 2022

The Manitoba government says it’s finalizing its recommendations on how it will roll out COVID-19 vaccines for kids aged six months to five years.

The Moderna Spikevax COVID-19 vaccine has been authorized for use in little kids and babies in doses one-quarter the size approved for those over the age of 12, Health Canada announced Thursday.

This is the first COVID-19 vaccine approved in Canada for kids under five.

Provincial recommendations will set out who should get access to the vaccine first since it’s expected supplies will be limited in the next few weeks, a spokesperson for the Manitoba government said in an email.

Recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization will help inform those decisions, the spokesperson said.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/covid-vaccine-young-children-1.6521359

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