• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #67

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


April 21, 2021


Eligibility Criteria

Front-line police and firefighters are now eligible to make appointments to be vaccinated.

Eligibility to be immunized at a super site or pop-up clinic has also been expanded to include individuals aged 50 or older and First Nation people aged 30 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 includes all individuals aged 40 and over.

Appointments

Appointments are currently available at super sites in Winnipeg (RBC Convention Centre), Brandon, Thompson, Selkirk and Morden. Starting today, people can now also begin booking appointments at the super site in Winnipeg on Leila Avenue, which opens May 7. Eligible individuals can book their appointment at a super site online at https://protectmb.ca with an email address and health card number.

Appointments are now also being booked for Indigenous-led COVID-19 immunization pop-up clinics in Winnipeg, Brandon, Thompson and Portage la Prairie. These follow provincial eligibility criteria. Pop-up clinics are also scheduled in a number of communities across the province. 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.

Workforce To date, 2,326 people have been hired to assist with Manitoba’s vaccination efforts including immunizers, clinic managers, clinical leads, system navigators and observers. This is in addition to 1,239 staff who have been assigned to COVID-19 immunization efforts from regional health authorities, bringing the total of new hires and existing staff to 3,565.

Vaccine Administration

To date, 364,389 doses of vaccine have been administered including 293,995 first doses and 70,394 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 521,910 doses of vaccine have been delivered to Manitoba. This includes: • 319,410 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 20, 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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