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Media Bulletin - Manitoba

May 26, 2021

COVID-19 VACCINE BULLETIN #83



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Second-Dose Eligibility 

People who received their first dose of vaccine on or before March 29 can now book their second-dose appointment starting at 11:45 a.m. today.

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 the local public health office at www.gov.mb.ca/health/publichealth/offices.html

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.

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
 
Due to a data delay, updated information about the total number of vaccines administered is not currently available. This will be published on the online dashboard later today.  

Workforce

As of May 25, 3,010 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 1,275 staff who have been assigned to COVID-19 immunization efforts from regional health authorities, bringing the total of new hires and existing staff to 4,285.

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 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

Due to a data delay, updated information about the total number of vaccine supply and distribution is not currently available. This will be published on the online dashboard later today.  

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 25 unless noted otherwise.

  
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BACKGROUND INFORMATION ATTACHED




Backgrounder
Pop-Up Clinics - https://www.gov.mb.ca/asset_library/en/newslinks/2021/05/BGF-COVID_Vaccine_83_.pdf