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COVID-19 VACCINE BULLETIN #109

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


July 26, 2021


The demand for the Manitoba physical immunization card continues to be high. All cards requested by July 11 have been mailed out. Additional card stock has been secured and printing has resumed. Digital cards are available immediately. The physical cards will be mailed as soon as possible. For more information, visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/immunization-record.html#immunization-cards.

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.

The change of vaccination strategy will result in changes for staff including an overall adjustment in the number of staff positions and changes in hours. There will be no layoffs.

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://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/eligibility-criteria.html#second-dose.

Vaccine Administration

A total of 1,739,666 doses of vaccine have been administered in Manitoba.

Appointments and Walk-Ins  

There are thousands of Moderna and Pfizer appointments open and available to book as early as today. Of note, the Selkirk super site will be offering both Moderna and Pfizer walk-ins on Wednesday, July 28 from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.

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, 2,192,360 doses of vaccine have been delivered to Manitoba. This includes:    • 1,291,680 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 25 unless noted otherwise.    

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