Manitoba health officials give update on COVID-19 vaccinations – Winnipeg

Health officials will give an update on Manitoba’s COVID-19 vaccination efforts Wednesday.

Manitoba’s vaccine implementation job pressure lead, Dr. Joss Reimer, will likely be joined by operations lead Johanu Botha at a 12:30 p.m. press convention.

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Manitoba’s reopening plans, which might see restrictions loosened all through the summer season, are intently tied to the province’s vaccination charges.

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COVID-19: Manitoba group vaccine outreach to offer 20K doses

COVID-19: Manitoba group vaccine outreach to offer 20K doses

Restrictions had been loosened to permit bigger out of doors gathering sizes and the reopening of some companies over the weekend after 70 per cent of all Manitobans 12 and over obtained their first shot and 25 per cent obtained their second shot.

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Businesses, reminiscent of casinos and film theatres, stay closed however are anticipated to open at later phases of the plan this summer season, supplied extra Manitobans roll up their sleeves for the vaccine and day by day case numbers and hospitalization charges keep low.

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Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister stated Tuesday the province wants about 51,000 extra folks to get a primary dose by Labour Day to be able to attain a goal of 80 per cent, which might assist set off an finish to additional restrictions on public gatherings and companies.

At final phrase, 73.2 per cent of Manitobans have obtained one shot of vaccine and 39.8 per cent have obtained two, based on a provincial site monitoring vaccinations.

— with recordsdata from The Canadian Press

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Questions about COVID-19? Here are some issues it’s essential know:

Symptoms can embrace fever, cough and issue respiratory — similar to a chilly or flu. Some folks can develop a extra extreme sickness. People most prone to this embrace older adults and folks with extreme persistent medical circumstances like coronary heart, lung or kidney illness. If you develop signs, contact public health authorities.

To forestall the virus from spreading, specialists advocate frequent handwashing and coughing into your sleeve. They additionally advocate minimizing contact with others, staying dwelling as a lot as attainable and sustaining a distance of two metres from different folks if you happen to exit. In conditions the place you possibly can’t maintain a protected distance from others, public health officials advocate the usage of a non-medical face masks or masking to stop spreading the respiratory droplets that may carry the virus. In some provinces and municipalities throughout the nation, masks or face coverings at the moment are necessary in indoor public areas.

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