Manitobans will soon find out where they fall on the COVID-19 vaccination priority list.
To date, the province has announced limited information regarding priority groups, announcing only those eligible. On Wednesday, they are set to announce for the first time their priority groups and their orders.
"The plan is to release the sequencing of every population we have decided upon for the extent of our rollout," Dr. Joss Reimer, member of the province's COVID-19 vaccination task force says.
Reimer says the to-be-announced list will include all of their priority groups, excluding the ones already shared with the public.
Due to a shortage of Pfizer vaccines, the timeline on the list could change.
"The dates that will be attached to that list will have to remain quite fluid because we still do not know exactly when to expect the Pfizer numbers to change but we will at least come up with the sequence for Manitobans."
The doctor says that so far, there have been many takers of the vaccination. Of the eligible front-line healthcare workers, approximately 70 - 80 per cent have opted to receive the vaccine.
Reimer says there are unknowns about the vaccine and says if a Manitoban has concerns to consult their doctors.
Children and teens under the age of 16 will not be included in the priority groups. Moderna vaccination is not approved for people under the age of 18 and Pfizer is not approved for those less than 16 years of age. Dr. Brent Roussin, Manitoba's Chief Public Health Officer, has periodically stated that children are low-risk for COVID-19.
When the list is announced, CHVN will link it here.