• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 VACCINE BULLETIN #3

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


December 20, 2020


The criteria for health care workers who are eligible to book a COVID-19 immunization appointment is expanding slightly to help ensure all available vaccine is used this week. There are approximately 600 appointments booked and 300 remaining for this week's clinic.

Individuals who are now eligible for immunization are health care workers whose work involves direct contact with patients and meet at least one of the following criteria: - work in critical care units, born on or before Dec. 31, 1980 (revised from 1970); - work in long term care facilities, born on or before Dec. 31, 1962 (revised from 1960); - work in acute care facilities, born on or before Dec. 31, 1960; or - be assigned to COVID-19 immunization clinics. The phone line for eligible health care workers will remain open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. until all appointments are booked. The clinic is expected to run from Monday, Dec. 21 to Wednesday, Dec. 23.

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

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