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Three Brandon schools report COVID-19 cases

By: Q Country/Star FM News
Posted: September 14, 2021 08:05

Vaccination clinics in schools to open next week

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More COVID-19 cases have been confirmed in Brandon area schools.

The school division says a case was confirmed at Ecole O'Kelly at CFB Shilo last Friday in three separate grades, and at Riverheights School in Brandon in a Grade 1 classroom.

Also last week, a confirmed case of COVID at Vincent Massey High School in a Grade 12 class, and on school bus Yellow 4 and Red 5.

Brandon School Division says the infections were NOT acquired at school. 

The government says beginning next week, COVID-19 immunizations will be available to young people at school-based clinics.

The clinics will be offered during school hours and in some cases, clinics will continue to operate outside school hours as a pop-up clinic for all members of the community.

Parents and guardians who wish to be immunized with their children or attend their child’s immunization can do during the pop-up clinic outside of school hours. School clinics are expected to run for four to six weeks.

For more information about school-based immunization clinics, visit https://protectmb.ca/school-immunizations/

To date, 73% of Manitoba youth aged 12 to 17 have had one dose of vacacine - and 65% have had both. 

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