• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 VACCINE BULLETIN #84

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


May 28, 2021


Second-Dose Eligibility

People who received their first dose of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine on or before April 3 can now book their second-dose appointment.

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

Individuals can book online at https://patient.petalmd.com/login?groupId=6032 or by calling (toll-free) 1-844-MAN-VACC (1-844-626-8222). People will need to know the date they received their first dose and the type of vaccine received. If an individual cannot recall this information, it can be found through their immunization record at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/test-results/ or by calling their local public health office. A location directory is at www.gov.mb.ca/health/publichealth/offices.html. Note that vaccine appointments cannot be booked through public health offices.

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 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

Today, a total of 816,984 vaccinations have been administered in Manitoba. This milestone was accomplished with 100,000 doses administered over a record seven-day period. The previous record was 100,000 doses over an eight-day span.

Appointments

Winnipeg’s Leila super site is accepting walk-in appointments today for those individuals wishing to get their first or second dose of Moderna. For second doses, people must meet current provincial criteria as outlined above. This location is open until 7:45 p.m. today. Whenever possible, individuals are asked to bring a completed consent form with them for first and second doses. 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 have been scheduled throughout the province in June. A complete listing and searchable map is available online at https://protectmb.ca.

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, a total of doses 953,290 of vaccine have been delivered to Manitoba. This includes: • 654,030 doses of Pfizer vaccine; • 215,000 doses of the Moderna vaccine; and • 84,260 doses of the AstraZeneca/Covishield vaccine. Manitoba expects to receive an additional 87,750 doses of Pfizer and 14,600 doses of Moderna next week.

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 27 unless noted otherwise.

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