• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 VACCINE BULLETIN #82

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


May 25, 2021


Second-Dose Eligibility

All Indigenous people in Manitoba and individuals with specific health conditions are eligible to book their second dose of vaccine, as long as they meet the minimum time interval between doses. People with specific health conditions are also eligible to book their second-dose appointment. For more information, visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/eligibility-criteria.html#second-dose.

Individuals who need to confirm the date of their first immunization can check their online immunization record at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/test-results/ or by calling their local public health office.

First-Dose Eligibility

All people aged 12 and up are eligible to book their first-dose appointments.

Young people aged 12 to 15 can either attend the appointment with a parent, guardian or caregiver, or bring a signed consent form at the time of their appointment. If the youth attends without a guardian and without a signed consent form, they will go through an informed consent process with a clinical lead to assess their ability to consent on their own and proceed with the vaccine. Young people aged 16 and 17 can sign their own consent form.

Vaccine Administration

To date, 761,132 doses of vaccine have been administered in Manitoba.

Appointments

There are currently thousands of appointments available at the Leila super site from May 26 to 28. Eligible people can also book appointments at super sites in Gimli, Dauphin, Steinbach, Winnipeg (RBC Convention Centre), Brandon, Thompson, Selkirk and Morden.

Pop-up clinics are taking place in communities throughout the province this week.

Indigenous people can also attend an urban Indigenous clinic led by community organizations in Winnipeg, Brandon, Thompson and Portage la Prairie.

Eligible individuals can book their appointments at these sites online at https://protectmb.ca or by calling (toll-free) 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC).

Vaccine Supply and Distribution

To date, 878,980 doses of vaccine have been delivered to Manitoba. This includes: • 580,320 doses of Pfizer vaccine; • 214,400 doses of the Moderna vaccine; and • 84,260 doses of the AstraZeneca/Covishield vaccine.

Manitoba expects to receive delivery of 73,710 doses of Pfizer vaccine this week, as well as 600 doses of Moderna vaccine.

Additional Information 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 24 unless noted otherwise.

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