Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin
March 8, 2021
Vaccine Administration To date, 90,927 doses of vaccine have been administered including 60,593 first doses and 30,334 second doses. This week, Focused Immunization Teams (FITs) will visit nearly 3,000 eligible residents at more than 70 sites, administering their first dose of the vaccine. To date, approximately 500 medical clinics and pharmacies have applied to be part of the immunization campaign. Appointments and Eligibility Criteria Eligibility criteria is being expanded today to include individuals aged 80 or older or First Nation people aged 60 or older at the time of booking an appointment. Recognizing that spouses or household members might become eligible at the same time, individuals can now make an appointment for more than one person at a time, as long as both individuals meet the current eligibility criteria. Appointments can currently be booked in Winnipeg, Brandon, Thompson and Selkirk. To avoid delays on site, people are reminded to have their consent form fully completed prior to arrival. Manitobans should visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/vaccine/eligibility-criteria.html to determine if they are eligible to make an appointment. If eligible, call (toll-free) 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC). Everyone who calls is screened to ensure they meet current eligibility criteria before booking an appointment.
The average wait time to make an appointment by phone is less than a minute. A call-back option is also available instead of waiting on hold.
Vaccine Supply and Distribution To date, a total of 124,840 doses of vaccine have been delivered to Manitoba. This includes: • 95,940 doses of Pfizer vaccine; and • 28,900 doses of the Moderna vaccine. This week, Manitoba expects to receive 16,380 doses of Pfizer and 18,000 doses of AstraZeneca/CoviShield.
Additional Information Manitoba’s daily maximum capacity measures the number of doses the province could give every day, if vaccine supply was not an issue. The provincial target is 20,000 doses per day by April and it is currently 12,499. The vaccination calculator lets Manitobans see where they are in the priority line, based on their age, vaccine uptake and other factors. The calculator and more information about the vaccine campaign in Manitoba is available at www.manitoba.ca/vaccine. All data in this bulletin is current as of March 7, unless noted otherwise. More information about the vaccine campaign in Manitoba is available at www.manitoba.ca/vaccine.
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