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Manitoba vaccine requirements likely to be in place until spring: top doctor

·1 min read

WINNIPEG — Manitoba's chief public health officer says a public health order requiring people to be vaccinated against COVID-19 to get into many places is likely to be in place through the winter and into next spring.

Dr. Brent Roussin says, given demands the pandemic has placed on health care, rules are likely to be in place through the traditional respiratory virus season.

Manitoba requires people to be immunized to get into restaurants, professional sporting events and concert venues.

It also requires many front-line workers in health care, child care and education to be vaccinated or undergo testing up to three times a week.

The province has also expanded its list of those being recommended to get a third vaccine dose to include all First Nations people living on reserves.

Third doses have already been offered to nursing home residents and front-line health-care workers.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published Oct. 18, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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