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Manitoba COVID-19 vaccine plan expands to pregnant adults, more people in their 30s

WINNIPEG — Manitoba is expanding its COVID-19 vaccine eligibility again.

Anyone 18 and older who is pregnant, who receives community living disability services or who works in any health-care setting — including outpatient locations and the province’s vaccine warehouse — can now book an appointment. 

The Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine is also now available to some people under 40. 

Newly eligible Manitobans are those 30 to 39 with underlying health conditions such as severe obesity, chronic liver disease and HIV.

Health officials are reporting 295 new COVID-19 cases and one death.

Dr. Jazz Atwal, deputy chief public health officer, says daily case counts and the number of people in intensive care continue to rise.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 30, 2021

The Canadian Press