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Media Bulletin - Manitoba

February 24, 2021

COVID-19 VACCINE BULLETIN #43



The new supersite in Selkirk will be located at the former Selkirk General Hospital, located on Easton Drive, and expected to open in early March.  More information about the supersite in Morden-Winkler will be provided in the coming days, and is expected to open in mid-March. The province will also be expanding its capacity in the RBC Convention Centre supersite in Winnipeg, to more than 6,000 doses per day.
 
Vaccine Administration  
     
To date, 66,372 doses of vaccine have been administered including 39,814 first doses and 26,558 second doses.  
 
By the end of this week, all residents of personal care homes will have had the opportunity to receive their second-dose immunizations. Focused immunization teams (FITs) will continue to conduct regular sweeps of these facilities to ensure the COVID-19 vaccine remains available to new residents.
 
FITs are also currently providing first-dose immunizations to residents of congregate living facilities. Next week, they will visit about 120 locations located throughout the province with about 4,800 beds.   
    
To date, approximately 500 medical clinics and pharmacies have applied to be part of the immunization campaign once a suitable vaccine is approved for use in these settings.   
    
Appointments and Eligibility Criteria  
     
Appointments are currently available to be booked in Winnipeg, Brandon and Thompson.   
 
Eligibility criteria expand regularly, and Manitobans should check www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/vaccine/eligibility-criteria.html to determine if they are eligible to make an appointment. If eligible, please call (toll-free) 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC). Everyone who calls is screened to ensure they meet current eligibility criteria before booking an appointment.
 
Currently, the average wait time to make an appointment by phone is less than a minute. A call-back option is also available instead of waiting on hold.    
    
Workforce
 
To date, 1,212 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 847 staff who have been assigned to COVID-19 immunization efforts from regional health authorities, bringing the total of new hires and existing staff to 2,059.
 
Vaccine Supply and Distribution  
    
To date, a total of 102,360 doses of vaccine have been delivered to Manitoba. This includes:  
  • 79,560 doses of Pfizer vaccine; and  
  • 22,800 doses of the Moderna vaccine.    
    
This week, Manitoba is expecting 6,100 doses of Moderna.
    
Additional Information  
    
Manitoba’s daily maximum capacity to administer doses of vaccine is currently 11,759. The provincial target is a daily maximum capacity of 20,000 doses by April.   
    
The vaccination calculator lets Manitobans see where they are in the priority line, based on their age, vaccine uptake and other factors. The calculator and more information about the vaccine campaign in Manitoba is available at www.manitoba.ca/vaccine.   
    
All data in this bulletin is current as of Feb. 23, unless noted otherwise.    
    
More information about the vaccine campaign in Manitoba is available at www.manitoba.ca/vaccine.  
    
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Backgrounder
Background information - https://www.gov.mb.ca/asset_library/en/newslinks/2021/02/BKG-Vaccine_42-HSC.pdf