Adults who live in the neighborhoods of Inkster, Seven Oaks and St. Vital or have frontline jobs in these communities may soon be eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine – if the province chooses hot spots based on load current work in the capital.
Manitoba has announced plans to expand immunization criteria to include all first responders and residents 18 years of age and older in designated areas with high transmission rates, as well as people who have “roles. frontline and specific audience contact ”in these locations.
Although the province has used teachers as an example of eligible employees, details on jobs and hot spots will be announced on Wednesday.
If active cases per capita are any indication, residents of The Pas, Thompson and the northwest corner of Winnipeg will be next.The health districts of northern Manitoba are currently among the 11 most populous regions per 100,000 population, but widespread immunization efforts among adults in most of these communities are already underway because they are First Nations or not. proximity to them.
The Pas and Thompson are the last of the two northern districts with a high number of cases.
In Winnipeg, Seven Oaks and River East have the most active cases – a total of 88 each.
Inkster, Seven Oaks and St. Vital have the highest number of cases per capita. These last three rank respectively 12th, 13th and 14th according to the number of cases per 100,000.
Epidemiologist Cynthia Carr said the vaccination effort should now focus on those most at risk of infection, those with severe outcomes, and in particular, when these two groups overlap.