• Myrna Driedger

COVID-19 VACCINE BULLETIN #9

Province of Manitoba Media Bulletin


December 27, 2020


There were no immunization clinics held Dec. 24 to 26, leaving a total of 2,177 immunizations that have been given since vaccine arrived in Manitoba earlier this month. One adverse event following immunization has been reported in Manitoba to date.

The next immunization clinics will take place at University of Manitoba’s Rady Faculty of Health Sciences on the Bannatyne campus Dec. 29 to 31. A total of 1,266 appointments have been booked for these three days.

The vaccination clinic will move to the RBC Convention Centre beginning Jan. 4, 2021, and appointments are being made for Jan. 4 and 5, 2021. To date, about 580 appointments have been made and approximately 360 remain available. The phone line is open to eligible health-care workers from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily until all spaces are filled.

Eligibility criteria currently includes health-care workers whose work involves direct contact with patients and who meet at least one of the following criteria:

• work in critical care units;

• work in long-term care facilities, born on or before Dec. 31, 1962;

• work in acute care facilities, born on or before Dec. 31, 1962; or

• assigned to a COVID-19 immunization clinic or testing site.

Individuals should not call to make an appointment unless they meet the eligibility criteria.

Beginning in January, Manitoba will launch an online dashboard to provide statistics about the immunization program. More information about the vaccine campaign in Manitoba is available at www.manitoba.ca/vaccine.

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