COVID-19 VACCINE BULLETIN #115
Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin
August 16, 2021
Effective today, anyone born on or before Dec. 31, 2009, is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine. The date of their second appointment must be at least 28 days after the first. Visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/finder.html for the most convenient location to be immunized. Walk-in appointments are available at many locations, or people can book their appointment online at https://protectmb.ca or by calling 1-844-MAN-VACC (1-844-626-8222).
The first seven winners of the Vax to Win Lottery will be announced tomorrow, Tuesday, Aug. 17. People must receive their second dose on or before Sept. 6 to be eligible for the second draw. More information about the lottery can be found at https://protectmb.ca/lottery/.
The youth immunization catch-up program is now taking appointments for immunizations such as HPV, hepatitis B, meningococcal disease and tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. Young people who have missed these routine school-based immunizations due to the pandemic can make an appointment at many provincial vaccine sites online or by contacting the vaccine call centre (toll-free) at 1-844-MAN-VACC (1-844-626-8222).
Information is being mailed out to parents and caregivers soon and is posted at https://protectmb.ca/school-immunizations/. Catch-up appointments will be available beginning the week of Aug. 23.
Vaccine Administration, Supply and Distribution
A total of 1,860,920 doses of vaccine have been administered in Manitoba.
All Manitoba supersites are open and offering walk-in and appointment-based vaccinations, with adjusted clinic hours. For hours and days of operation, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/vaccine/finder.html. Eligible individuals can book their appointments at these sites online, or by calling (toll-free) 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC).
Vaccine sites in the province are considered clinical areas and mask-wearing is required.
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.
To be considered fully immunized, individuals require two doses 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.
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/.
More information about the vaccine campaign in Manitoba is available at www.manitoba.ca/vaccine and https://protectmb.ca.
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