Manitoba will continue to focus on COVID-19 immunizations for school-aged youth this fall. Immunization teams will attend all schools with students who were born on or before December 31, 2009. Planning is also underway for a school-based campaign for children aged 5-11, once the COVID-19 vaccines are approved for use.
COVID Vaccines for Youth
All young people born on or before December 31, 2009 are also eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. The vaccine helps protect young people against the virus, and helps to reduce the spread to their families, friends and within the community.
Routine Immunizations for Infants & Pre-school Children for Youth
In the first few years of life, you can protect your child from contracting serious diseases by following the recommended routine immunization schedule. These diseases can cause serious illness, even death.
Vaccines make your child’s immune system stronger. If you don’t vaccinate your child early, infections from certain diseases can kill or cause serious harm before their body can develop a strong immune system. Vaccines use weakened or dead viruses or bacteria to trigger your child’s natural immune response, providing long-term protection against the disease.
Immunizations for Those Not Previously Immunized
It’s never to late to become immunized for vaccine-preventable diseases. If you have delayed vaccinations, or if you are a newcomer who needs to catch up on vaccinations, please visit our web site to learn which routine vaccinations are available to you.
Protecting our community works best when we all do our part.