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Media Bulletin - Manitoba

October 13, 2021

COVID-19 VACCINE BULLETIN #130



Eligibility 

A third dose of COVID-19 vaccine is currently recommended for:

  • individuals who have only received a viral vector vaccine, such as two doses of AstraZeneca or a single dose of the Janssen vaccine;  
  • health care personnel who have direct contact with patients, residents or clients;
  • all residents and staff of First Nation personal care homes;   
  • all residents of personal care homes in Manitoba;
  • people who are immunocompromised;   
  • people who require a third dose to meet travel requirements at their destination; or   
  • individuals who previously received doses of vaccines that are not approved by Health Canada.   

More information about third doses, including where they can be administered, is online at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/eligibility-criteria.html#third.  

Eligibility for first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccine continues to include anyone born on or before Dec. 31, 2009.   

Vaccine Administration, Supply and Distribution    

A total of 2,025,661 doses of vaccine have been administered in Manitoba.        

Manitoba vaccine sites are offering walk-in and appointment-based vaccinations. Eligible individuals can book their appointments online or by calling (toll-free) 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC). For hours and days of operation, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/vaccine/finder.html.    

Over the next several weeks, COVID-19 immunizations are available to eligible young people at school-based clinics. For more information, visit https://protectmb.ca/school-immunizations/.

To date, 2,435,830 doses of vaccine have been delivered to Manitoba. This includes: 

  • 1,534,950 doses of the Pfizer vaccine;       
  • 808,920 doses of the Moderna vaccine; and      
  • 91,960 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine. 

Additional Information    

More information about the vaccine campaign in Manitoba is available at www.manitoba.ca/vaccine and https://protectmb.ca. For more information about COVID-19 immunization records and cards, visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/immunizationrecord/index.html.        

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