COVID-19 VACCINE BULLETIN #117
Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin
August 23, 2021
The super site in The Pas is closing and will provide its last immunizations on Wednesday, Aug. 25. For other options to receive a vaccine in the community, visit the online vaccine finder at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/vaccine/finder.html. The last appointments at the Leila super site will be held on Monday, Aug. 30. The Vaccine Implementation Task Force would like to recognize and thank the staff and volunteers who have dedicated their time to support the vaccine rollout at this location, as well as the City of Winnipeg and Winnipeg Soccer Federation for their support of the site. Staff will continue to have the option to work at the RBC site or other immunization clinics. Vax to Win The 10 youth winners of the province’s Vax to Win lottery were announced today, each winning a $25,000 scholarship. More information can be found at https://news.gov.mb.ca/news/index.html?item=52158&posted=2021-08-23. Eligibility Eligibility has been expanded to include anyone born on or before Dec. 31, 2009. The date of their second appointment must be at least 28 days after the first. Visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/finder.html to find a location to be immunized. Walk-in appointments are available at many locations, or appointments can be booked online at https://protectmb.ca/ or by calling 1-844-MAN-VACC (1-844-626-8222). Youth Immunization The youth immunization catch-up program is now taking appointments for immunizations such as HPV, hepatitis B, meningococcal disease and tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis. Appointments can be made at many provincial vaccine sites online or by contacting the vaccine call centre (toll-free) at 1-844-MAN-VACC (1-844-626-8222). Vaccine Administration, Supply and Distribution A total of 1,879,534 doses of vaccine have been administered in Manitoba. All Manitoba super sites 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.
Additional Information 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/. For more information about COVID-19 immunization records and cards, visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/immunizationrecord/index.html. More information about the vaccine campaign in Manitoba is available at www.manitoba.ca/vaccine and https://protectmb.ca/. - 30 -