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Should I get a booster shot?

The short answer is yes.

Doctors and scientists have been closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19, including newer variants like Omicron, and the effectiveness of the vaccines over time. While the vaccines are highly effective, especially against severe illness and outcomes, a booster shot helps to maintain that effectiveness and protection over time. This addresses concerns about “waning immunity” that has been observed.

This season, an updated vaccine is recommended for all Manitobans, aged 6 months and older if it has been at least 6 months since your last dose or since a known COVID infection.

Talk to your doctor to get more information about the benefits and risks of receiving a booster shot, or find one near you using our vaccine finder.

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