• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 VACCINE BULLETIN #86

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


June 2, 2021


Eligibility

Eligibility for second doses has been expanded to include individuals who received their first dose on or before April 20. Additionally, 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.

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

Individuals can book online at https://protectmb.ca 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. This information can continue to be accessed at https://sharedhealthmb.ca/covid19/test-results/ or by calling a local public health office. A directory can be found www.gov.mb.ca/health/publichealth/offices.html. Note that vaccine appointments cannot be booked through public health offices.

Vaccine Administration A total of 874,564 vaccinations have been administered in Manitoba. Appointments

Clients of the Community Living disABILITY Services program who have not been able to be vaccinated in one of the existing clinics and may require additional accommodations around vaccination should contact their community service worker to discuss other options.

Eligible people can book appointments at super sites in Gimli, Dauphin, Steinbach, Winnipeg (RBC Convention Centre, Leila), Brandon, Thompson, Selkirk and Morden. Pop-up clinics have been scheduled throughout the province in June. Indigenous people can also attend an urban Indigenous clinic led by community organizations in Winnipeg, Brandon, Thompson and Portage la Prairie. A complete listing and searchable map is available online at https://protectmb.ca. Eligible individuals can book their appointments at these sites online, or by calling (toll-free) 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC).

Vaccine Supply and Distribution

To date, 1,035,930 doses of vaccine have been delivered to Manitoba. This includes: • 735,730 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 5,850 doses of Pfizer this week. Manitoba is also expecting 14,600 doses of Moderna, which will be used at pop-up clinics in rural Manitoba starting the week of June 13.

Workforce

As of June 1, 3,135 people have been hired to assist with Manitoba’s vaccination efforts including immunizers, clinic managers, clinical leads, system navigators and observers. This is in addition to 1,270 staff who have been assigned to COVID-19 immunization efforts from regional health authorities, bringing the total of new hires and existing staff to 4,405.

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.

Young people aged 12 to 15 can attend their 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.

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 June 1 unless noted otherwise.

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