In a COVID-19 update on Wednesday, April 6, (BULLETIN #577), Manitoba announced it is expanding its eligibility to become Quad-Vaxxed.
Manitoba notes that the expansion of eligibility for a second booster dose only applies to:
- residents of personal care homes and elderly persons housing congregate living sites (such as supportive housing and assisted living) with no age limit;
- individuals aged 70 or older who live in the community;
- and First Nations, Inuit and Metis people aged 50 or older, regardless of where they live.
The province says that this decision is based on recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization.
The second booster should be Pfizer or Moderna and given at least six months after their last booster dose.
Based on the timing of previous vaccine campaigns for these groups, the second booster will be offered as early as mid-April and will remain available over the coming months.