Manitoba to announce rollout of COVID-19 vaccine for kids younger than 5 – CBC

Province also planning fall immunization push

Jul 19, 2022

Manitobans will learn more this week about where and when they can get young children immunized against COVID-19.

Chief Provincial Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin will speak later this week about the rollout of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine for kids age six months to five years, Health Minister Audrey Gordon said Tuesday.

Health Canada approved the vaccine last week. The dosage is roughly 25 per cent the size of the dose provided to kids age 12 and up.

“This is an exciting announcement for so many families that have been waiting for Health Canada to approve the vaccine,” Gordon said outside a personal care home in St. Vital.

“There will be more information this week. Dr. Roussin will be coming out at a press conference and will be discussing the actual approval and will be talking about the rollout.”

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