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Who Can Start Booking Their Second Vaccine Shot

By: Trent Bartley
Posted: May 13, 2021 04:20

Manitoba has dropped its list of priority conditions for the first groups eligible to book their second dose of COVID-19 vaccines.

Manitoba has dropped its list of priority conditions for the first groups eligible to book their second dose of COVID-19 vaccines

Manitoba has dropped its list of priority conditions for the first groups eligible to book their second dose of COVID-19 vaccines

     Truth be told, I've never stopped at ONE shot, and we shouldn't start now. Who exactly can start looking to their second?

    Questions beyond this? This all starts sounding pretty technical, I know. Talk to your Doctor. He or She knows you inside and out.

     Starting May 22nd, the Province will prioritize those with proven Medical conditions that place them in a higher risk group. The full list is HERE. Those who have received a solid organ transplant (or are getting one) and people who have gotten either a stem cell transplant or CAR-T therapy at least three months ago will also be among the first eligible for their second vaccine dose.

      If you're getting hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, B cell therapies , cyclophosphamide, alemtuzumab or calcineurin inhibitors, as well as those getting chronic dose prednisone (as long as it's at least 20 mg a day), mycophenolate or JAK inhibitors.

     If you're struggling with cancer, including solid tumours and blood cancers like leukemia or lymphoma- getting or will get chemotherapy, immunosuppressive therapy or immune checkpoint inhibitors.

     Those receiving certain support services will also be among the first to qualify for their second dose appointments.

     People who get home care services at least four times a week or those who get 24/7 supports from Community Living Disability Services (or equivalent levels of family support, as determined by your Doctor).

    Other diagnoses are also included in the new criteria hit the list as well. Down syndrome and human immunodeficiency virus (HIV).

     Haven't gotten your first yet? As of Yesterday, if you're 18 or older - you're eligible to book a first vaccination appointment.

     Health and Happiness.

 

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