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Parents, advocacy groups say Manitoba’s vaccine priority list leaves out high-risk young adults

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Down syndrome advocates push for vaccine priority citing increased health risks Recent studies have shown that those with Down syndrome are more likely to contract COVID-19 and have a more severe outcome, including 10 times more likely to die.Hailey turns 18 in May, putting her at the back of the line of the province’s vaccine priority list.

Lester says while she understands the need to prioritize certain age categories, she feels the province’s plan is putting Hailey’s life at risk.“I feel, as a parent, you’re missing some people like Hailey,” Lester said.“So someone who’s 40 and healthy is getting a vaccine before she is.

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