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.