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Second-dose eligibility in Manitoba expands again

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Second-dose eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines has expanded for Manitobans, provincial health officials said Wednesday – Jun 23, 2021

Second-dose eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines has expanded for Manitobans, provincial health officials said Wednesday.

People who received their first dose on or before May 31 are now eligible to book an appointment for a second dose.

That eligibility expands further at 11:45 a.m. Thursday to include people who received their first dose on or before June 6.

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Anyone age 12 and up is eligible to book a first-dose appointment. Because young Manitobans between the ages of 12 and 17 are only eligible for the Pfizer vaccine — for which there is a shortage in the province — adults with Pfizer appointments can now transfer their own Pfizer appointments to their children.

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The province said all supersites, with the exception of the RBC Convention Centre, are also offering walk-in appointments, although the number of appointments available may vary by day and by site, and first-dose immunizations will be prioritized.

Manitoba is expecting delivery of 87,750 Pfizer doses this week and a total of 240,520 Moderna doses by early next week.

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COVID-19: Lineup for walk-in Pfizer vaccinations spans blocks in Osborne Village – Jun 21, 2021
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