• Myrna Driedger


Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin

April 26, 2021

Eligibility Criteria

The province is expanding COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to include all adults aged 18 and older who live or work in specified jobs in the Northern Regional Health Authority and Winnipeg’s Seven Oaks West area.

All people aged 18 and older who live or work in specified jobs in the Downtown East, Point Douglas South and Inkster East communities in Winnipeg are also eligible for immunization. A map and other information about community-based eligibility is available at 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 includes individuals aged 50 or older and First Nation people aged 30 or older. Eligibility for the AstraZeneca/Covishield vaccine includes all people 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, or by calling (toll-free) 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC).

Appointments are now also being booked at urban Indigenous pop-up clinics, which are led by community organizations in Winnipeg, Brandon, Thompson and Portage la Prairie.

Appointments at pop-up clinics in Flin Flon and The Pas are currently available. Appointments can be made by calling (toll-free) 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC). People who are eligible for the AstraZeneca/Covishield vaccine 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.

Vaccine Administration

To date, 429,319 doses of vaccine have been administered.

This week, Focused Immunization Teams will provide first-dose immunizations at four congregate living 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. This week, Manitoba expects to receive 37,440 doses of Pfizer and 22,100 doses of Moderna vaccine.

Additional Information

All data in this bulletin is current as of April 25, 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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