Thousands of unvaccinated Manitobans who work with vulnerable populations will now have to get tested regularly.

Public health officials are hoping that the inconvenience of being subjected to a test every 48 hours will convince some Manitobans to get the vaccine.

Under the new rules that came into effect today, certain employees who work with the public will either have to be fully vaccinated or provide proof of a negative test result 48 hours before their shift begins.

Unvaccinated workers in hospitals, schools, and licensed daycares are among those now facing regular COVID-19 testing before showing up for work.