• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 VACCINE BULLETIN #113

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


August 9, 2021


The Manitoba government has introduced a new app that will allow people to request and access their Manitoba immunization card. The Manitoba Immunization Card app will allow people to access their digital card when not connected to Wi-Fi or cellular data services. As with the physical card, the app will only show the person’s first and last names and a QR code. When scanned by the Manitoba Immunization Verifier app, the QR code will confirm that the person is fully vaccinated. To download the mobile app for iOS and Android, visit: https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/immunization-record.html.


Vaccine sites in the province are considered clinical areas. People attending for immunization are reminded that masks are still required.


This fall, focused immunization teams will attend schools with students 12 to 17 years of age to provide first and second doses, beginning with schools where there are lower immunization rates. This will help reduce barriers and bridge gaps in vaccine uptake among youth.


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.


Vaccine Administration, Supply and Distribution


A total of 1,838,109 doses of vaccine have been administered in Manitoba.    


To date, 2,435,630 doses of vaccine have been delivered to Manitoba. This includes:   

• 1,534,950 doses of the Pfizer vaccine;   

• 808,920 doses of the Moderna vaccine; and  

• 91,760 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.     


Appointments and Walk-ins  


All Manitoba supersites are open and offering walk-in and appointment-based vaccinations, with adjusted clinic hours. For hours and days of operation, visit https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/vaccine/finder.html.


Moderna and Pfizer appointments are open and available to book as early as today.


A complete listing and searchable map of all vaccine sites, including urban Indigenous clinics and pop-up clinics, is available online at 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). 


#ProtectMB Community Outreach and Incentive Grants


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/.


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 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 Aug. 8 unless noted otherwise.    


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