• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 VACCINE BULLETIN #20

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


January 8, 2021


A total of 8,000 first-dose appointments have been booked by eligible Manitobans at the first super site at the RBC Convention Centre in Winnipeg since it opened. First-dose appointments are currently being accepted from Jan. 11 to 17 and individuals are also making their second-dose appointments on the same call.

Yesterday, a total of 868 people received their first dose and 294 people received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine at the RBC Convention Centre. A total of 4,041 does have been administered there to date.

Since Manitoba’s immunization campaign began, 7,484 people have received a first-dose immunization including: • 4,738 from the Winnipeg health region; • 693 from the Southern Health–Santé Sud health region; • 520 from the Interlake–Eastern health region; • 267 from Prairie Mountain Health; and • 32 from the Northern health region.

There are no changes to the eligibility criteria for immunization today.

To date, Manitoba has received a total of 22,230 doses of the Pfizer vaccine, which includes approximately 4,000 doses delivered earlier this week. There are currently about 14,700 doses of Pfizer in the province, which will be used for the remainder of this week’s immunizations as well as appointments for first- and second-dose immunizations that will be scheduled at the super site next week. Next week’s shipment of the Pfizer vaccine is expected to be 9,360 doses and about one-third of that will be shipped to Brandon to launch the super site at the Keystone Centre on Jan. 18.

To date, Manitoba has received 7,300 doses of Moderna. Of these, 5,300 have been allocated for First Nation immunization priorities and the first were shipped by air and road transport yesterday. All of the remaining Moderna doses will be used to support the immunization campaign at personal care homes that will begin on Monday.

More information about the vaccine campaign in Manitoba is available at www.manitoba.ca/vaccine.

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