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winnipegfreepress.com 15 Sep, 2021 20:00 am

Manitoba offers third COVID-19 shot

Manitoba offers third COVID-19 shot
Manitobans who are immunocompromised or require a matching immunization record for travel can now si...

"For those who are immunocompromised, two doses of the vaccine may not provide adequate defence against COVID-19, particularly given concerns with the highly contagious delta variant," Reimer said.As of Wednesday, Reimer said Manitobans who took a mixed vaccine schedule (such as mixing Pfizer and Moderna, or an mRNA shot with AstraZeneca) can now ask their physician for a third shot — if required for travel purposes.Third doses for travel purposes will not be offered at provincial vaccine super sites or pop-up clinics, as they are not recommended by public health, Reimer said.Meanwhile, Reimer said the province is finalizing the process for acquiring a medical exemption for COVID-19 vaccination.

The exemption must be confirmed by a specialist physician and forwarded to the province’s vaccine task force, Reimer said.(Jonathan Hayward / Canadian Press files) Manitobans who are immunocompromised or require a matching immunization record for travel can now sign up for a third COVID-19 vaccine shot via family doctor or physician.

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