COVID-19 VACCINE BULLETIN #140
Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin
November 17, 2021
The Manitoba government is working with Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre and the Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre on a pilot project to provide vulnerable people who may not have a mailing address with an alternate version of the Manitoba immunization card. These organizations request the card on the person’s behalf, then print out a copy of the QR code and seal it in a wallet-sized sleeve. This will help ensure these individuals can still access businesses and venues that require proof of immunization. To verify, businesses can scan this printed QR code and check against the person’s identification. Janssen Availability The COVID-19 viral-vector vaccine Janssen will be available to those ages 18 and older by the end of this week. The vaccine will be available at some pharmacies and medical clinics. Those wishing to receive Janssen can check the updated map at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/vaccine/finder.html. Individuals are considered fully immunized 14 days after receiving their single dose. However, due to the relatively lower effectiveness of Janssen, the province recommends a second dose of an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna) be given at least six months after first dose. Currently, individuals with a single dose of Janssen are eligible to apply for a Manitoba immunization card through the regular process. However, a second COVID-19 vaccine dose may be required to ensure it remains valid. Eligibility A third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine is now available to all adults with a minimum of six months after their last dose, with limited exceptions. More information is available at 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 2,124,592 doses of vaccine have been administered in Manitoba.
Manitoba vaccine sites are offering walk-in and appointment-based vaccinations for COVID-19 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: www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/vaccine/finder.html.
To date, 2,528,170 doses of vaccine have been delivered to Manitoba. This includes:
1,625,040 doses of the Pfizer vaccine;
808,920 doses of the Moderna vaccine;
91,960 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine; and
2,250 doses of the Janssen vaccine.
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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