• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 VACCINE BULLETIN #76

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


May 10, 2021


Eligibility

Eligibility to be immunized at a super site or pop-up clinic has been expanded to include individuals aged 30 or older and Indigenous people aged 18 and older.

In addition, all adults aged 18 and older who live or work in specified jobs in priority communities continue to be eligible to make an appointment. Maps and other information about community-based eligibility are available at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/eligibility-criteria.html#community-based.

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.

Eligibility for the AstraZeneca/Covishield vaccine includes individuals aged 40 or older and people aged 30 to 39 with priority health conditions. A complete list is available online.

Appointments

Eligible people can now book appointments at the Gimli super site which will open May 29. Appointments are also currently available at super sites in Dauphin, Steinbach, Winnipeg (RBC Convention Centre and Leila locations), Brandon, Thompson, Selkirk and Morden. Eligible individuals can book their appointment 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).

A pop-up clinic is scheduled in Winnipeg this week, and people can make appointments by phone or online. Additional pop-up clinics are taking place in communities throughout the province during the week of May 17. Appointments can be made 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. A walk-in clinic will be held in The Pas at Roy H. Johnson Arena (523 Smith St.) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 11, 12, 18 and 19. A walk-in clinic will be held in Flin Flon at the Flin Flon Community Hall (2 North Ave.) from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. on May 13, 14, 20 and 21.

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 will be able to begin booking second-dose appointments on May 22. Individuals who are immunocompromised or have other prioritized health conditions will be able to book their appointments first. More details on this process will provided in the coming days.

Vaccine Administration

To date, 565,219 doses of vaccine have been administered in Manitoba.

Vaccine Supply and Distribution

To date, a total of 693,960 doses of vaccine have been delivered to Manitoba. This includes: • 432,900 doses of Pfizer vaccine; • 176,800 doses of the Moderna vaccine; and • 84,260 doses of the AstraZeneca/Covishield vaccine. This week, Manitoba expects to receive 73,710 doses of Pfizer vaccine.

Additional Information The new Manitoba Pandemic Sick Leave program will provide employers with up to $600 per employee for up to five full days of COVID-19 related sick leave, which can include vaccinations.

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 super-site 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.

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.

All data in this bulletin is current as of May 9, unless noted otherwise.

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