Health Minister Audrey Gordon has announced that Manitoba is looking for input regarding its plans for young children getting vaccinated.
The province introduced an EngageMB survey and is asking Manitobans, particularly parents and caregivers of children aged six months to four years to take part. The survey also asks for opinions regarding children aged five to 17.
"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," says Gordon. "Many Manitoban 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."
Some of the questions being asked to those taking the survey include how much more information they'd like to hear about the vaccine, where people would be willing to take their children to get vaccinated, and what factors would influence their ability to have their child vaccinated.
"We know COVID-19 continues to circulate in our province and vaccination remains our best option to protect ourselves and each other," notes 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 available until July 13. To take the survey, click here.