President Ashley Hart, Pharmacists Manitoba - CBC, Winnipeg Free Press & Brandon Sun | Youngest eligible Manitobans can get COVID-19 vaccine at pharmacies when feds approve it for kids

On November 18, 2021 / News

Pharmacists Manitoba president Ashley Hart said the organization appreciates the government taking action on its request.

"We believe that this policy change will help avoid the mass confusion and frustration which we had anticipated if there were an age discrepancy between the age of eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines, and the age which pharmacists are permitted to vaccinate," Hart said in a statement.

The proportion of infections in that age group is expected to drop once they start getting vaccinated, as happened with kids age 12 to 17 when they became eligible for the vaccine, Reimer said.

"We can just see that play out in the lower number of outbreaks in [older] grades and the lower number of cases overall," she said.

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