Manitoba announces closure of COVID-19 testing sites and updates stance on booster shots for teens

Manitoba Health is revising its stance on COVID-19 booster shots for those aged 12 to 17.

According to a release, per the National Advisory Committee on Immunization’s recommendations, a booster shot should be offered to those with underlying medical conditions, those who belong to racialized or marginalized communities affected disproportionally by COVID-19, and those who live in group homes, shelters or correctional facilities.

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The province also announced the closing of all testing sites effective April 15.

PCR tests will only be available through primary health-care providers for those who are eligible.

For rapid tests, the government is partnering with libraries to up the distribution of kits.

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Shipments of rapid tests are expected to go out next week.

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