I am pleased that Winnipeg’s second COVID-19 vaccine Super-Site is now open at 770 Leila Ave (Winnipeg Soccer Federation North). North Winnipeg was a high-risk area throughout this pandemic, so it’s all the more meaningful to see this Super-Site open in our neighbourhood.
In early April, I took my parents to the RBC Convention Centre Site to get vaccinated. Booking their appointment was easy, and I can gladly report that the only side effects they felt was some arm soreness, and an abundance of hope for our future!
Witnessing this moment filled me with tremendous gratitude for the scientists who developed these life-saving vaccines, the frontline healthcare professionals administering them, and the Vaccine Implementation Task Force coordinating their distribution. Vaccines are our best hope to overcome this pandemic and get back to the things we enjoy.
I eagerly look forward to my own vaccine appointment in mid-May at the new Leila Ave Super-Site. It’s important for all of us to do our part and protect each other by getting vaccinated. Many of us can also help family members and neighbours learn more about the vaccines and book their appointments.
Every vaccine approved by Health Canada is safe and effective. Whether it’s at a Super-Site, pharmacy, or medical clinic, I encourage each of you to book your vaccine appointment once you’re eligible and inspire others to do the same.