• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 BULLETIN #111

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


July 30, 2021


Manitoba recently sent back 5,500 doses of AstraZeneca to the federal government to be donated to countries in need of vaccine. These doses had an end-of-August expiration date. Meanwhile, there is unexpired AstraZeneca doses remaining at participating medical clinics and pharmacists to administer to who still wish to receive a dose of AstraZeneca.

Any person with a Manitoba Health card who is eligible to be vaccinated, has received the required number of doses and has waited 14 days since their last dose is eligible to receive an immunization card. People must enter their name and birth of date exactly as it appears on their health card.

If the address on the person’s Manitoba health card is not their current mailing address, they can go to http://manitobaaddresschange.ca/ to update their address. Once a person receives their new Manitoba health card, they can request their immunization card.

If there is an error in a person’s immunization record, people can now contact forms.gov.mb.ca/covid-immunization-record-request/index.html to request an update to the information. This form can also be used to request other updates or corrections to a COVID-19 immunization. Alternatively, people can now call 1-844-MAN-VACC (1-844-626-8222) and follow the call centre prompts to get their update process started.

If a person is not eligible for a Manitoba health card, they can complete the online e-form available at https://forms.gov.mb.ca/covid-immunization-record-request/ or call 1-844-MAN-VACC (1-844-626-8222) to receive a copy of their immunization record.

Workforce

As the vaccine campaign evolves, the demand on super sites and clinics is changing. Focus will now progressively shift from volume to access and increased community outreach. Part of that shift will involve adjusting the days and hours of operation in super sites across the province, effective Aug. 1. For up-to-date information on locations and hours, visit https://protectmb.ca/.

This shift will result in changes for staff, including an adjustment in hours for some. Staff have been notified and Shared Health is working with them in this transition. There is no reduction in positions.

Eligibility

All people aged 12 and up are now eligible for their first or second dose. The date of the second appointment must be at least 28 days after the first vaccination. For more information, visit https://www.manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/eligibility-criteria.html#second-dose.

Vaccine Administration

A total of 1,782,514 doses of vaccine have been administered in Manitoba.

Appointments and Walk-Ins

Thousands of Moderna and Pfizer appointments are open and available to book as early as today. The province is working with regional health authorities and Indigenous partners to ensure vaccines are available to individuals who have been evacuated due to wildfires and wish to get the vaccine.

Fifteen medical clinics and pharmacies are regional hubs for AstraZeneca vaccinations. Individuals can use the online vaccine finder at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/finder.html to find a location with available doses.

A complete listing and searchable map of all vaccine sites, including urban Indigenous clinics and pop-up clinics, is available online at https://protectmb.ca/. Eligible individuals can book their appointments at these sites online, or by calling (toll-free) 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC). Vaccine Supply and Distribution

To date, 2,338,610 doses of vaccine have been delivered to Manitoba. This includes: • 1,437,930 doses of the Pfizer vaccine; • 808,920 doses of the Moderna vaccine; and • 91,760 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Additional Information

Until the end of the month, the RBC Convention Centre super site will offer walk-in immunizations every day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Pfizer and Moderna vaccine will both be available.

Eligible Manitobans must have their first immunization on or before Aug. 2 to be eligible to win scholarships or cash prizes in Manitoba’s first ever ‘Vax to Win Lottery’. Currently, more than 78 per cent of Manitobans are eligible for the first draw.

Applications are still being accepted for the ProtectMB Community Outreach and Incentive Grants. Up to $20,000 is available to organizations, businesses, schools and other groups with a connection to a community with lower vaccine uptake. More information can be found at https://protectmb.ca/grant-applications/.

To be considered fully immunized, individuals require two doses of vaccine. These can be the same or different brands of vaccine. Individuals who need to update any missing or inaccurate information on their immunization records or apply for an immunization card can use the e-form at https://forms.gov.mb.ca/covid-immunization-record-request/ or call 1-844-MAN-VACC (1-844-626-8222) and follow the prompts.

More information about the vaccine campaign in Manitoba is available at www.manitoba.ca/vaccine and https://protectmb.ca.

All data in this bulletin is current as of July 29 unless noted otherwise.

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