Manitoba public health officials are reminding people aged 12 to 17 to get vaccinated against COVID-19 before the end of the month if they want to be fully immunized on return to school.
In a release, the province’s COVID-19 vaccine task force said youth should get their first shot by July 27 to have the best protection when heading back to class.
"This allows for the minimum 28 days between doses and two weeks after the second dose for the best immune response," the task force said. "There are more than 29,000 Pfizer appointments available from now to the end of July."
As of Wednesday, 1,689,039 vaccine doses have been administered in Manitoba and nearly 78 per cent of the eligible population has received at least one dose.
The province will hold pop-up clinics at parks and campgrounds in the Prairie Mountain region this week:
• July 24 – Sandy Lake and Oak Lake beach;
• July 25 – Clear Lake;
• July 27 – Rivers Campground;
• July 28 – Onanole, Clear Lake and Adam Lake;
• July 29 – Lake Metigoshe; and
• July 30 – Ninette.
There are thousands of Moderna and Pfizer appointments open and available to book as early as today at provincial clinics, the province said.