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COVID-19 VACCINE BULLETIN #71

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


April 30, 2021


Eligibility Criteria

Eligibility for the AstraZeneca/Covishield vaccine has expanded to include people aged 30 to 39 with priority health conditions. A complete list is available online.

Eligibility for super sites and pop-up clinics has expanded to include people aged 18 and older who: • are pregnant; • are a client of Community Living disABILITY Services; • work in any health-care setting including outpatient settings (expanded from previous eligibility); or • work in the vaccine warehouse.

These individuals can begin booking appointments at super sites or pop-up clinics at 2 p.m. today.

All adults aged 18 and older who live or work in specified jobs in these priority communities can continue make an appointment: • Prairie Mountain Health – Brandon East End and Brandon Downtown; • Winnipeg Regional Health Authority – Inkster West, Fort Garry South, Seven Oaks West, Downtown East, Point Douglas South, Inkster East, Point Douglas North and Downtown West; and • Interlake–Eastern Regional Health Authority – Powerview - Pine Falls. All adults who live or work (in any role) in the Northern Regional Health Authority, as well as Churchill, are also eligible. A map and other information about community-based eligibility is available at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/eligibility-criteria.html#community-based. For anyone living outside of these specified communities, 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.

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

Appointments are currently available at super sites in Dauphin, Steinbach, 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 available at urban Indigenous pop-up clinics, which are led by community organizations, in Winnipeg, Brandon, Thompson and Portage la Prairie. People can contact the sites directly to book their appointment.

Ten pop-up clinics are scheduled for next week throughout the province. Appointments can be made by calling toll-free 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC).

The AstraZeneca/Covishield vaccine is available at medical clinics or pharmacies. Find available doses and how to make an appointment with the COVID-19 Vaccine Shot Finder, located at www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/vaccine/finder.html.

People in Manitoba can now access interpreter services in over 100 languages when they are booking their COVID-19 vaccine appointment by phone. Callers can also request spoken language or American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation services at one of the province’s super site locations.

Vaccine Administration

To date, 474,345 doses of vaccine have been administered.

This week, Focused Immunization Teams provided first-dose immunizations at four congregate living facilities.

Vaccine Supply and Distribution

To date, a total of 583,790 doses of vaccine have been delivered to Manitoba. This includes: • 359,190 doses of Pfizer vaccine; • 140,500 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 29, unless noted otherwise.

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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