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Calls to prioritize vaccines for essential workers in Manitoba amid rising COVID-19 variant cases

COVID-19 variants rise across the country, some are saying Manitoba needs to move essential and critical service workers higher in the vaccine priority list.Larger Canadian cities are grappling with more contagious COVID-19 variant cases inundating their hospitals and intensive care units.

In one Toronto hospital, several ICU patients were under the age of 60, and had contracted the virus while at work.“We absolutely are in favour of moving essential workers onto the list ahead of normally where their age has placed them,” UFCW Local 832 president Jeff Traeger said.

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