Former President Ashley Hart, Pharmacists Manitoba - CTV News | Some Manitobans having trouble finding a booster shot before the new year

On December 15, 2021 / News

The province is pushing for eligible Manitobans to get their booster shot as soon as possible, but some people are having trouble finding an available dose before the holidays.

Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Brent Roussin made it clear that the Omicron variant of COVID-19 has arrived in Manitoba, and the best protection against the new strain is to get vaccinated.

“If that means your first or second dose, we need that,” said Roussin.

“If it means you’re eligible now for your third dose, we need as many Manitobans to get that vaccine in the next two weeks, before what we know is going to be a large amount of people gathering during our holiday season.”

Past president of Pharmacists Manitoba, Ashley Hart said booster availability will differ in pharmacies across the province.

“I know there’s vaccine out there, I know our pharmacy specifically is booked but I know other pharmacies in our group for example have vaccines,” said Hart.

“There’s definitely available vaccine it’s just a matter of tracking it down.”

Hart said she understands the frustration some residents are experiencing, but the best way to find available booster shots in the province is to call around, and use the vaccine finder map on the ProtectMB website.

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