COVID-19 VACCINE BULLETIN #126
Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin
September 27, 2021
Youth Catch-up Immunizations Young people in grades 6 to 12 may have missed routine childhood immunizations in recent years due to the pandemic. These immunizations are important to keep them protected against HPV, hepatitis B, whooping cough, polio and other serious, preventable illnesses. Catch-up immunizations are available at many provincial super sites or through your family’s health-care provider. For more information, visit https://protectmb.ca/school-immunizations/. Vax to Win Lottery Second-round winners of the Vax to Win lottery will be announced in early October. To be eligible, people must have received their second vaccination on or before Sept. 6. For more information, visit https://protectmb.ca/lottery/. Eligibility Third-dose eligibility includes:
all residents and staff of First Nation personal care homes,
people who are immunocompromised,
people who require a third dose for travel, or
individuals who previously received doses of vaccines that are not approved by Health Canada.
In October, third doses of vaccine will also be offered to personal care home residents throughout the province. For more information about third doses, visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/eligibility-criteria.html#third. Eligibility for first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine continues to include anyone born on or before Dec. 31, 2009. Vaccine Administration, Supply and Distribution A total of 1,974,558 doses of vaccine have been administered in Manitoba.
A mobile clinic will be providing first and second dosses at these locations:
City Hall, 510 Main St., Winnipeg, on Wednesday, Sept. 29, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.;
near Jubilee Mennonite Church, 365 Edelweiss Cres., Winnipeg, on Friday, Oct. 1, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.; and
Furby Place, 400 Langside St., on Saturday, Oct. 2, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and
Mount Carmel Clinic, 886 Main St., Winnipeg, is offering walk-ins on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 8 p.m.
Over the coming weeks, COVID-19 immunizations are available to eligible young people at school-based clinics. For more information, visit https://protectmb.ca/school-immunizations/.
Manitoba super sites are offering walk-in and appointment-based vaccinations. 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).
To date, 2,435,830 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
91,960 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
For more information about COVID-19 immunization records and cards, visit:
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