COVID-19 VACCINE BULLETIN #68
Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin
April 23, 2021
All people aged 18 and older who live or work in specified jobs in three priority communities in Winnipeg, including Downtown East, Point Douglas South and Inkster East, are now eligible for immunization. In total, these three communities represent nearly 35,000 people who either work or live in the area. For more information, including maps of the eligible communities, visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/eligibility-criteria.html#community-based.
Front-line police and firefighters aged 18 or older are eligible to be vaccinated.
Eligibility to be immunized at a super site or pop-up clinic include individuals aged 50 or older and First Nation people aged 30 or older. Eligibility for the AstraZeneca/Covishield vaccine includes all individuals aged 40 and over.
Anyone who has been in Manitoba for one month or more can receive the vaccine at no cost if they meet provincial eligibility requirements.
Appointments are currently available at super sites in Winnipeg (RBC Convention Centre and Leila), 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.
Appointments are now also being booked for Indigenous-led COVID-19 immunization pop-up clinics in Winnipeg, Brandon, Thompson and Portage la Prairie.
Pop-up clinics are also scheduled in a number of communities across the province and a number of appointments remain available. Appointments for supersites 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 https://www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/vaccine/finder.html.
To date, 398,302 doses of vaccine have been administered. Data on first and second doses are being updated and verified, and will be provided next week. Focused Immunization Teams provided first-dose immunizations to people in 27 congregate living facilities this week. Next week, the teams will visit another four facilities.
Vaccine Supply and Distribution
To date, a total of 524,250 doses of vaccine have been delivered to Manitoba. This includes: • 321,750 doses of Pfizer vaccine; • 118,400 doses of the Moderna vaccine; and • 84,100 doses of the AstraZeneca/Covishield vaccine.
Next week, Manitoba expects to receive 37,440 doses of Pfizer and 22,100 doses of Moderna vaccine.
All data in this bulletin is current as of April 22, 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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