COVID-19: Manitoba says ready for 5-11 vaccine, wait for feed approval by end of November – Winnipeg

Manitoba says it is ready to introduce COVID-19 vaccines to children ages 5 to 11 as soon as it gets the green light from Health Canada.

Authorities said Wednesday they expect federal approval to come by the end of November and said it will take a little over a week before the shots are ready to be delivered across the province.

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“We are confident that children will be vaccinated soon,” Health Minister Audrey Gordon said in a statement.

“We encourage all Manitobans to start family discussions now about how vaccinations work and how it helps keep our family, friends and classmates safe and healthy.”

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The province estimates the approval will open shots for up to about 125,000 Manitoba children.

According to the authorities, the dosage for the 5-11 year old is one third of the Pfizer vaccine already available.

Dr Brent Roussin, Manitoba’s director of public health, says there are currently no plans to require children under the age of 12 to be vaccinated in public places in the province, unlike the vaccination certificate that all 12-year-olds and older need to get to cinemas and restaurants. , concerts and major sporting events.

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Dr. Joss Reimer, who heads the provincial vaccine implementation team, has said that more than half of the 1.10. of the 1,700 young people reported since then have entered the 5-11 age group, and vaccinations may have prevented this.

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Overall, provincial opinion polls shown to reporters on Wednesday show that 75 percent of Manitoba’s parents say they’re ready to vaccinate their children, 15 percent aren’t sure yet, and another 10 percent oppose the refusal.

If this provincial forecast is correct – and three-quarters of eligible children get injected – the overall vaccination rate in Manitoba would rise from the current 73 percent to over 80 percent.


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According to the province, 6,091 cases of children aged 5 to 11 have been reported in Manitoba since March 2020. Of those cases, 27 were hospitalized, seven ended up in the intensive care unit and one child died, authorities said.

To date, 13 school epidemics this year have led to the transfer of classes to distance learning, according to provincial data.

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According to the authorities, children aged 5 to 11 are offered pictures of a number of places, including at school without parents or guardians, if the parents or guardians allow it.

Vaccinations are also available at doctor’s offices, pharmacies, vaccine super-sites, as well as clinics in the First Nations area and urban indigenous clinics.

Parents can book a vaccination period for their child online, by calling public health care or by contacting a pharmacy or first aid provider, authorities said.

Currently, all Manitobans born on or before December 31, 2009 are eligible for vaccination, and all those 18 years of age and older can receive a third dose.

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Health Canada announced on Tuesday that it had received an application from Moderna to approve COVID-19 for children aged 6 to 11 years.

The regulator received an application from Pfizer for a vaccine for children under 12 years of age on October 18, 2021.

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The Manitoba health authorities reported 162 new COVID-19 cases and two additional deaths on Wednesday.

New cases reported to the province’s COVID-19 network control panel on Wednesday raised the total number of active cases in Manitoba to 1,452 and the province’s five-day test positivity rate to 5.7 percent.

The number of deaths reported on the spot rose from two to 1,276.

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“Our book is not in the right direction at the moment. We know that our health care system is constantly at risk of being overloaded, Roussin said Wednesday.

Roussin said it is too early to say whether more COVID-19 restrictions will be introduced during the holiday season as infections increase.

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As has been the norm in recent weeks, the largest one-day jump in 57 cases of 57 infections occurred in the Southern Healthcare area on Wednesday.


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Another 46 cases originated in Winnipeg Health, 27 were found in Prairie Mountain Health, 16 were reported in Northern Health, and 16 were found in Interlake-Eastern Health.

Health records show that 94 of Manitoba’s most recent infections are among those who had not yet been vaccinated, five were partially vaccinated, and 63 were fully vaccinated.

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According to the authorities, as a result of the virus, there were 152 patients in hospital and 30 in intensive care units due to the COVID-19 virus on Wednesday morning.

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According to health records, 2,811 COVID-19 tests were performed on Tuesday.


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Monitoring of vaccination efforts in the province shows that 87.2% of eligible manitobans have received one vaccine and 84.4% have received two doses.

But vaccine use has been significantly lower in parts of Southern Health, where 68.8 percent of those eligible have been vaccinated by Wednesday, according to the site.

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As of March 2020, Manitoba has reported 66,009 COVID-19 cases.

Health authorities reported 99 new COVID-19 cases and one death on Tuesday.

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– With files from The Canadian Press, Leslie Young and Skylar Peters

Do you have a question about the COVID-19? Here are some things you need to know:

Symptoms can include fever, cough and difficulty breathing – very similar to the common cold or flu. Some people may develop a more serious illness. The greatest risk of developing this is in elderly adults and people with serious chronic conditions such as heart, lung or kidney disease. If you have any symptoms, contact the public health authorities.

To prevent the virus from spreading, experts often recommend washing your hands and coughing at the sleeve. They also recommend minimizing contact with others, staying home as much as possible, and keeping two meters away from other people if you go out. In situations where you cannot keep a safe distance from others, public health authorities recommend the use of a non-medical face mask or shield to prevent the spread of virus-carrying droplets. In some counties and municipalities around the country, masks or face shields are now mandatory in public indoor areas.

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