59 and older are eligible, 39 for First Nations

COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #64

Eligibility to be immunized at a super site or pop-up clinic has been expanded to include individuals aged 59 or older and First Nation people aged 39 or older. Anyone who has been in Manitoba for one month or more can receive the vaccine at no cost if they meet provincial eligibility requirements.

Appointments

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Appointments are currently available at super sites in Winnipeg (RBC Convention Centre), Brandon, Thompson, Selkirk and Morden. Appointments are not yet available for Winnipeg (Leila) or Steinbach. Eligible individuals can book their appointment at a super site online at https://protectmb.ca with an email address and their health card number. Appointments for super sites or pop-ups can also be made by calling (toll-free) 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC).

Manitoba’s seventh super site is expected to open in Steinbach in May. It will be located at 294 Lumber Ave. and able to administer more than 420 vaccinations daily, based on vaccine supply.

Provincial guidance on who is eligible to receive the AstraZeneca/Covishield vaccine, which is available through medical clinics and pharmacies, is online at https://protectmb.ca.

Workforce

To date, 2,175 people have been hired to assist with Manitoba’s vaccination efforts including immunizers, clinic managers, clinical leads, system navigators and observers. This is in addition to 1,226 staff who have been assigned to COVID-19 immunization efforts from regional health authorities, bringing the total of new hires and existing staff to 3,401.

Vaccine Administration

To date, 299,821 doses of vaccine have been administered including 231,103 first doses and 68.718 second doses.

Focused Immunization Teams continue to provide first-dose immunizations to people in congregate living facilities. This week, teams will visit more than 60 locations across the province.

Vaccine Supply and Distribution

To date, a total of 458,410 doses of vaccine have been delivered to Manitoba. This includes:

• 284,310 doses of Pfizer vaccine;

• 90,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine; and

• 84,100 doses of the AstraZeneca/Covishield vaccine.

 

This week, Manitoba expects to receive 28,400 doses of Moderna vaccine.

Medical clinics and pharmacies will continue to be displayed on the COVID-19 Vaccine Shot Finder, located at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/vaccine/finder.html.

Additional Information

All data in this bulletin is current as of April 13, unless noted otherwise. 

At this time, only first-dose appointments are available and the province will provide more information about planning for second doses in the weeks ahead.

When attending a vaccine appointment, people are reminded to bring their completed consent form (available online at https://protectmb.ca), wear a short-sleeved shirt, wear a mask, and bring their health card or other form of identification. To help support good physical distancing on site, people should arrive no more than 15 minutes before their scheduled appointment time.

More information about the vaccine campaign in Manitoba is available at www.manitoba.ca/vaccine and https://protectmb.ca.  For regular updates, visit https://protectmb.ca  and sign up for the weekly e-newsletter.

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