Manitoba offers 3rd dose of COVID-19 vaccine to immunocompromised people

Manitoba is now offering third doses of mRNA COVID-19 vaccines to immunocompromised people and to individuals who may choose to receive a third dose for travel purposes.Dr. Joss Reimer, medical lead of the province's vaccine implementation task force, made the announcement on...

Allergies to vaccine ingredients shouldn’t stop patients from getting COVID-19 shots: experts

Years ago, people who were allergic to eggs were given blanket advice to avoid getting the flu shot, which is manufactured using an egg-based process.Today, the influenza vaccine is widely regarded as safe even for patients with egg allergies. But specialists...

Vaccine and mask mandates coming for many provincial workers, indoor spaces in Manitoba

Most provincial health-care employees, teachers and child-care workers will have to be fully vaccinated, and masks will be required in indoor public settings, including schools, in Manitoba, Premier Brian Pallister and Dr. Brent Roussin announced Tuesday.The province will also expand the list of...

Winnipeg nurse told she didn’t need N95 fears she may have long-term illness after getting COVID-19

A nurse who believes she caught COVID-19 while working at St. Boniface Hospital — in an area where she was told she didn't need an N95 mask — says she wants better compensation from Shared Health, fearing she might never be able to return to...

Dancing around delta: Manitoba’s decision to go unmasked

At one minute after midnight on Saturday, you're free to invite dozens or even hundreds of people into your home — and every single one of them is allowed to shake their hips and wave their limbs in a rhythmic manner.House...

Capacity limits, mask mandate to be eliminated for most places in Manitoba

Masks will no longer be required in indoor public spaces and capacity limits will be eliminated for most businesses as Manitoba's next reopening steps take effect on Saturday — one month earlier than first planned.There will also be no restrictions on indoor...

Capacity limits, mask mandate eliminated for most places in Manitoba on Saturday

Capacity limits will be eliminated for most businesses as Manitoba's next reopening steps take effect on Aug. 7 — one month earlier than first planned.There will also be no restrictions on indoor and outdoor gatherings at private residences, and masks will no longer...

Pfizer boost coming to Manitoba, more than 35K daily doses expected to be delivered

Manitoba expects a major boost in its supply of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine for the last weeks of July.The latest vaccine briefing document says 113,500 Pfizer doses are confirmed for the week beginning July 19, followed by 133,400 doses the week...