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.