Health Minister Audrey Gordon announced that the Manitoba government is seeking feedback from Manitobans on emerging COVID-19 vaccination plans for young children.
“Work is underway to plan for the vaccine rollout for young children aged six months to four years, as a COVID-19 vaccine for this age group may be approved for use in Canada this summer,” said Gordon. “Many Manitoba parents have been eagerly awaiting this next phase of our vaccination campaign. This survey will help us ensure we are offering the vaccine at convenient locations and parents and caregivers can easily access the information and resources they need.”
The province has launched an EngageMB survey and invites Manitobans, particularly parents and caregivers of children aged six months to four years, to share feedback on COVID-19 vaccination plans.
The survey asks for input on where Manitoba parents and caregivers would prefer to take their young children to be vaccinated, which factors would influence their decision or ability to have their young children vaccinated and how they would prefer to get more information about the vaccine.
The survey also asks for Manitobans’ perspectives on the current COVID-19 vaccination strategy for children aged five to 17 and for the general public overall.
“We know COVID-19 continues to circulate in our province and vaccination remains our best option to protect ourselves and each other,” said Dr. Brent Roussin, chief provincial public health officer. “Soon, our youngest Manitobans may be eligible for a vaccine as well and that’s another important milestone in our COVID-19 response. I’d encourage all Manitobans to be a part of our planning, especially parents and caregivers of this age group.”
The survey will be open until Wednesday, July 13. To provide feedback, visit engagemb.ca.