Canada's Vaccine Advisory Panel is strongly advising a booster dose to anyone over the age of 50, as long as it has been six months since their second shot.

Currently, Manitobans over the age of 18 are eligible for their booster shot six months after their second dose was administered.

According to Dr. Theresa Tam, the Chief Public Health Officer of Canada, this recommendation comes due to the uncertainty surrounding the new Omicron Variant which seems to be more resistant to the Vaccine than the previous variants.