COVID-19 vaccine second doses opening to all eligible Manitobans on Friday

WINNIPEG — All Manitobans eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine will be able to book a second dose starting on Friday.

Johanu Botha, operations, logistics and planning lead of Manitoba’s Vaccine Implementation Task Force, said starting at 11:45 a.m. on Friday, second-dose eligibility will be opened up to everyone.

This comes hours after the province announced Manitoba parents and caregivers with upcoming Pfizer vaccine appointments could now transfer their appointment to their children.

The Manitoba government said in a tweet if parents opt to make this transfer, they can instead book a Moderna vaccine appointment for themselves.

This transfer of appointments is for children aged 12 to 17, as Pfizer is the only COVID-19 vaccine approved for this age group. A slowdown in Pfizer supply will occur in July.

Anyone who would like to change their appointment can call 1-844-626-8222.

This is a developing story. More to come. 

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