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Why get the COVID vaccine?

There are several good reasons to get immunized! It’s about you, those around you, and helping all of us get back to a more normal way of life.

COVID-19 infection can result in death in ill and healthy people of any age. COVID-19 is highly contagious, especially the new variants. Even if a person does not die of COVID-19, they may have long term complications including memory loss, fatigue, unexplained breathing difficulties, and damage to the lungs and heart.

By getting immunized:

  • You will be protected from COVID-19. Your risk of serious illness, hospitalization or dying from the disease will be dramatically lower, and your chances of developing long COVID are lower too. This is a new virus, and even younger and healthier people have become very ill. Especially with the new variants of concern. Some people have lasting effects even from a mild infection.
  • You will help protect your family and friends from COVID, especially those who might be at higher risk of getting seriously ill. Getting fully vaccinated helps to reduce the risk of transmission and spread of COVID-19.

Getting the vaccine is a personal choice. Doctors support and trust these new vaccines. We recommend them for nearly all Manitobans. If you are unsure, we have more answers to common questions here, or talk to your doctor about your personal concerns.