News

Manitoba starts immunizing kids against COVID-19, nearly 25,000 appointments booked

Several kids got a first dose of the pediatric Pfizer-BioNTech today at the RBC Convention Centre super vaccination site in downtown Winnipeg.

Dr. Jared Bullard, a pediatrician whose 11-year-old got a shot, says he’s looking forward to his son playing sports without worrying about the virus.

The province started administering first doses to younger children yesterday afternoon — a day earlier than expected.

Nearly 25,000 appointments have been made since the booking system opened for the age group four days ago.

Currently, the pediatric vaccine is only available at vaccine clinics, but it is to be eventually administered at physicians’ officers, pharmacies, urban Indigenous clinics and some schools.
Read more on Toronto Star
News Topics :
Similar Articles :
Sports
With the province opening up COVID 19 vaccine appointments for children aged five to 11 Tuesday, you may be wondering when, where and how to book a shot for your kid....
Canada
WINNIPEG A group in charge of overseeing the COVID 19 vaccine rollout for Manitoba First Nations says shipments of a pediatric vaccine will go out later this week for about...
World
SAN JOSE, Calif. AP — Scavenger hunts and blow up animals greeted children at some of California’s vaccination sites Wednesday as children aged 5 to 11 got their first COVID 19 shots...
Top Stories
As Canada prepares to receive its first shipment of the children s COVID 19 vaccine today, many jurisdictions say they re ready to start the next phase of the country s...
Canada
EDMONTON Alberta is to begin taking online COVID 19 vaccination bookings for youngsters starting Wednesday and inoculations are to begin Friday. Premier Jason Kenney says the province has received the...