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Manitoba second-dose vaccine eligibility expands again

Manitoba has expanded its second-dose eligibility. Oliver Berg / Getty Images

Manitobans who received their first COVID-19 vaccine on or before May 25 are now eligible to book a second-dose appointment. That eligibility expands to May 29 on Tuesday morning.

Anyone age 12 and up is currently eligible for a first dose. As only the Pfizer vaccine is approved for those between the ages of 12 and 17, appointments are currently unavailable until the province gets more Pfizer doses.

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Public health officials said Monday that 1,156,966 doses have been administered so far in Manitoba.

This week, Manitoba is expecting a further delivery of 240,520 Moderna doses (in three shipments) and a shipment of 87,750 Pfizer doses.

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