COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccines in Community Pharmacies for Children Five Years of Age and Older

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Certified Pharmacists Can Now Administer COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccines to Those Five Years of Age and Older

Manitoba Health and Seniors Care announced that pharmacists who have certification of authorization to administer drugs and vaccines by injection can now administer COVID-19 and Influenza vaccines to those five (5) years of age and older, effective immediately.

Administering COVID-19 and Influenza Vaccines to Those Five Years of Age and Older  

 On November 17, 2021, Manitoba Health and Seniors Care announced that pharmacists who have certification of authorization to administer drugs and vaccines by injection can now administer COVID-19 and Influenza vaccines to those five (5) years of age and older effective immediately.  

Please note that the expansion to administer vaccines from the age of five (5) years and older is only for COVID-19 vaccines and Influenza vaccines that are part of Manitoba’s Seasonal Influenza Immunization Program.  

The age for pharmacist administration of vaccines remains at seven (7) years of age and older for all other vaccines. 

The Manitoba government News Release is available at the following link: https://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?item=52738&posted=2021-11-17 

Note that administration of the COVID-19 vaccine to children aged 5-11 is still pending Health Canada’s approval NACI’s recommendation and the approved addition of this age group to the provincial COVID-19 vaccination program.