Vaccines in arms are the best way out of this
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This article was published 27/05/2021 (736 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
In St. Vital and across the province, it’s now been over a year since many family members and friends were able to gather in person. As we experience the third wave of this COVID-19 pandemic, I know we are all tired and all miss these connections now more than ever.
Fortunately, vaccines provide us with light at the end of the tunnel.
Just recently, my wife and I received our first doses of the Pfizer vaccine at the RBC Convention Centre supersite. By just receiving this one shot I felt relief knowing I’m doing what I need to do to protect those within my family and our community. Thank you to the countless staff at vaccination sites across the province working tirelessly to get shots into the arms of Manitobans as quickly as possible.
As vaccine eligibility expanded in May, I know that many people throughout St. Vital are looking to get vaccinated. However, I also know many people face barriers to getting the vaccine; from parents needing to arrange childcare for their appointment to some who simply are unable to access transportation or are unable to navigate downtown to visit the super site.
That’s why I wrote to the Minister of Health on May 11 to advocate for a vaccine pop-up clinic in St. Vital. A vaccine site in our community would allow for the thousands of eligible Manitobans in St. Vital and across southeast Winnipeg who face barriers, access to getting a shot closer to home. I urge the minister to act now to increase vaccine accessibility and protect St. Vital residents.
I encourage all Manitobans to get the vaccine as soon as possible. The COVID-19 vaccines are safe, they work, and they are what we need to protect our neighbours, to get to hug our families and friends again, and to come together as a community again.
Please call 1-844-626-8222 to book your vaccination appointment or book online by visiting the Government of Manitoba website at www.gov.mb.ca
We all need to do our part and get vaccinated. Every person who gets vaccinated brings us one step closer to getting back to seeing our loved ones and doing the things we miss.
If you need assistance in booking a vaccine appointment or any other assistance from my office, please feel free to get in touch with me by email at Jamie.Moses@yourmanitoba.ca or by phone at 204-219-5407. Best wishes and stay safe.
St. Vital constituency report
Jamie Moses is the NDP MLA for St. Vital.