• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 VACCINE BULLETIN #72

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


May 3, 2021


Eligibility

Eligibility has been expanded today to include all Indigenous people aged 18 and older.

Eligibility also includes 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, or • work as a front-line police officer or firefighter.

All adults aged 18 and older who live or work in specified jobs in these priority communities are eligible to 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.

Eligibility to be immunized at a pop-up clinic or super site remains at age 50 or older for individuals who do not meet any of the other criteria.

Eligibility for the AstraZeneca/Covishield vaccine has been expanded to include people aged 30 to 39 with priority health conditions. A complete list is available at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/eligibility-criteria.html.

Appointments

A pop-up clinic will be open May 7 in Powerview at École Powerview (23 Vincent St.), during the hours of 10:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. There are 11 pop-up clinics scheduled this week throughout the province. Appointments can be made by calling (toll-free) 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC).

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 also available at urban Indigenous pop-up clinics led by community organizations in Winnipeg, Brandon, Thompson and Portage la Prairie. 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.

Vaccine Administration

To date, 495,482 doses of vaccine have been administered.

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. This week Manitoba is expected to receive 73,710 doses of Pfizer vaccine. Additional Information All data in this bulletin is current as of May 2, unless noted otherwise. Anyone who has been in Manitoba for one month or more can receive the vaccine at no cost if they meet provincial eligibility requirements.

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 supersite locations.

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.

This week, Focused Immunization Teams will be visiting 12 congregate living facilities.

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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