• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 VACCINE BULLETIN #66

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


April 19, 2021


Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility to be immunized at a super site or pop-up clinic has been expanded to include individuals aged 54 or older and First Nation people aged 34 or older. Anyone who has been in Manitoba for one month or more can receive the vaccine at no cost if they meet provincial eligibility requirements.

Eligibility for the AstraZeneca/Covishield vaccine is being expanded to include all individuals aged 40 and over. This change will be in effect as of today. Previous prioritization for individuals with specific health conditions will no longer be in place.

Appointments

Appointments are currently available at super sites in Winnipeg (RBC Convention Centre), Brandon, Thompson, Selkirk and Morden. Eligible individuals can book their appointment at a super site online at https://protectmb.ca with an email address and health card number.

Pop-up clinics are also scheduled in a number of communities across the province in the coming weeks. Appointments for super sites or pop-ups can be made by calling (toll-free) 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC).

Eligible people who would like to be immunized with AstraZeneca/Covishield at a medical clinic or pharmacy can use the COVID-19 Vaccine Shot Finder, located at: www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/vaccine/finder.html.

Vaccine Administration

To date, 341,926 doses of vaccine have been administered including 272,104 first doses and 69,822 second doses. Focused Immunization Teams will provide first-dose immunizations to people in 27 congregate living facilities this week.

Vaccine Supply and Distribution

To date, a total of 486,810 doses of vaccine have been delivered to Manitoba. This includes: • 284,310 doses of Pfizer vaccine; • 118,400 doses of the Moderna vaccine; and • 84,100 doses of the AstraZeneca/Covishield vaccine. Additional Information

All data in this bulletin is current as of April 18, unless noted otherwise. At this time, only first dose appointments are available. The province will provide more information about planning for second doses in the weeks ahead. When attending a vaccine appointment, people are reminded to bring their completed consent form (available online at https://protectmb.ca), wear a short-sleeved shirt, wear a mask, and bring their health card or other form of identification. To help support good physical distancing on site, people should arrive no more than 15 minutes before their scheduled appointment time.

More information about the vaccine campaign in Manitoba is available at www.manitoba.ca/vaccine and https://protectmb.ca. For regular updates, visit https://protectmb.ca and sign up for the weekly e-newsletter.

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