Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin
November 10, 2021
Manitoba is expanding access to a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to all adults aged 18 or older. A minimum of six months is required between second and third doses, except in very limited circumstances. The province is recommending the third dose to individuals who are at an increased risk of serious illness from COVID-19, their caregivers and close contacts. Third doses can be provided at any location that offers the COVID-19 vaccine.
In the coming weeks, an initial shipment of 2,250 doses of the one-dose Janssen vaccine will be available at some pharmacies and medical clinics. The vaccine is approved for individuals aged 18 and older, and the online vaccine finder map will be updated once this vaccine is available. Individuals are considered fully immunized 14 days after receiving their single dose. However, it is recommended that a second dose of an mRNA vaccine be given to provide the best protection possible.
More information about third dose recommendations, including dose intervals and where to get the vaccine, is available at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/eligibility-criteria.html#third. Individuals who are unsure of when their second dose was received can check their immunization record at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/immunizationrecord/residents.html#immunization-records.
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 2,109,981 doses of vaccine have been administered in Manitoba.
Manitoba vaccine sites are offering walk-in and appointment-based vaccinations for COVID and seasonal flu. Eligible individuals can book their appointments online or by calling (toll-free) 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC). For hours and days of operation, visit https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/vaccine/finder.html.
The following pop-up clinics are being held in Winnipeg this week:
Friday, Nov. 12 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at NorWest on Alexander, 1880 Alexander Ave.;
Friday, Nov. 12 and Saturday, Nov. 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at St. Vital Centre near Hudson’s Bay, 86-1225 St. Mary’s Rd.; and
Saturday, Nov. 13 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Kildonan Place near the food court, 1555 Regent Ave. W.
Urban Indigenous clinics have updated hours available online through the vaccine finder. Vaccine services are available to all community members.
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.
Pan-Canadian Proof of Vaccination Credential
The Manitoba immunization app has been updated to include the pan-Canadian proof of vaccination credential (PVC). For more information about the PVC, visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/immunizationrecord/residents.html#pvc.
More information about the vaccine campaign in Manitoba is available at www.manitoba.ca/vaccineand https://protectmb.ca. For more information about COVID-19 immunization records and cards, visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/immunizationrecord/index.html.
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