On April 22 I was pleased to join over 300,000 other Manitobans who have received a COVID-19 vaccine. I booked appointments for my husband and I at Shoppers Drug Mart in Tuxedo Park Shopping Centre and received the AstraZeneca vaccine.
I’m proud to see how our province has come together in the largest and most complex immunization campaign in Manitoba’s history.
Widespread vaccination is our best strategy for a return to a post-COVID “normal,” where we can visit our loved ones, gather with friends, and enjoy those activities that have been put on hold during the pandemic.
I want to say thank you to our doctors, nurses, health care aides, and countless other health care professionals, who have been on the front lines of this pandemic since it first began. Manitobans are grateful for your heroic efforts, and you have displayed remarkable courage and perseverance in the face of incredible challenges.
I also want to express my sincere gratitude to the leaders and members of Manitoba’s COVID-19 Response Team, Manitoba’s Vaccine Implementation Task Force, the First Nations Pandemic Response Coordination Team and every single Manitoban on the front line of this pandemic, for your dedication, commitment and compassion for your fellow Manitobans.
Thank you as well to our pharmacy and physician partners for their ongoing commitment to Manitoba’s vaccination effort.
The best choice for your vaccine is the first one that is available. I encourage all Manitobans to get immunized as soon as you are eligible to protect yourself, your loved ones and your community.