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COVID-19 VACCINE BULLETIN #102

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


July 9, 2021


Due to overwhelming demand for the physical Manitoba immunization card and an overall industry demand for blank cards, additional cards are on order and printing is expected to resume later in the month. Individuals can continue to request their digital and physical cards. The digital cards are available for use immediately. The physical cards will be mailed as soon as supplies are available.

Eligibility

All people aged 12 and up are now eligible to make their first- or second-dose appointment. The date of the second appointment must be at least 28 days after the first vaccination. For more information, visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/eligibility-criteria.html#second-dose. Individuals can book online at https://protectmb.ca or by calling (toll-free) 1-844-MAN-VACC (1-844-626-8222).

Vaccine Administration

A total of 1,571,112 doses of vaccine have been administered in Manitoba.

Appointments and Walk-Ins

On July 14, all vaccine super sites throughout the province will be offering walk-ins only. While Pfizer will be earmarked for use in youth between 12 and 17 years old, Moderna will be available for adults at each site. All July pop-up clinics are now listed online in the map finder at https://protectmb.ca/.

Until July 13, there are about 25,000 Moderna appointments open and available for booking.

Until tomorrow, the RBC Convention Centre, Leila, Steinbach, Selkirk and Brandon super sites will be offering extended hours of immunization from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. The RBC site will continue to be by appointment only, but all of the other sites will be taking walk-ins.

Parents, caregivers or other adults who have a booked Pfizer appointment can continue to transfer their appointment to a 12- to 17-year-old youth, through the provincial call centre.

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, 1,920,100 doses of vaccine have been delivered to Manitoba. This includes: • 1,125,540 doses of the Pfizer vaccine; • 702,800 doses of the Moderna vaccine; and • 91,760 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. Additional Information To be considered fully immunized, individuals require two doses of vaccine. These can be the same or different brands of vaccine. Individuals who are fully vaccinated can now request a digital or physical immunization card. For more information, visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/immunization-record.html#immunization-cards.

Individuals who need to update any missing or inaccurate information on their immunization records or apply for an immunization card can call 1-844-MAN-VACC (1-844-626-8222) and follow the prompts or use the e-form at https://forms.gov.mb.ca/covid-immunization-record-request/.

Manitobans are reminded to fill out a second consent form for their second dose appointment. To fill out and print the consent forms before your appointment, visithttps://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/resources.html#forms.

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 8 unless noted otherwise.

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