Ottawa: Manitoba now offers third doses of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines to the immunocompromised people and to individuals who may choose to receive the third dose for their travel purposes.
Dr. Joss Reimer, medical lead of the province's vaccine implementation task force, made the announcement on Wednesday.
"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," she said during a live-streamed news conference.
Effective immediately, third doses are available to anyone who is moderately to severely immunocompromised due to a medical condition and/or medical treatment.
They'll also be available to anyone in Manitoba who wishes to receive a third dose for travel purposes, and anyone who has previously received one or two doses of a vaccine that is not approved by Health Canada.