Manitoba following latest NACI recommendations that children 12-17 receive a booster shot if at high-risk of severe COVID-19 outcomes

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization recommended that children aged 12 to 17 should receive a booster shot of the COVID-19 vaccine if they are at high risk of severe outcomes.

Medical Lead of Manitoba’s Vaccination Task Force Dr. Joss Reimer announced that the province will follow suit, with a brief outline of who qualifies for the booster.

“If they belong to a racialized or marginalized community that is disproportionately affected by COVID-19; teens who live in shelters, group homes, or correctional facilities, and those teens who have underlying medical conditions, which put them at increased risk.”

A full list of vaccine eligibility can be found on the Manitoba website.

Dr. Reimer adds that teens who are immunocompromised should receive all three vaccine shots, and a fourth booster dose 6 months after they complete their primary series.

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