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Media Bulletin - Manitoba

May 31, 2021

COVID-19 VACCINE BULLETIN #85



Second-Dose Eligibility 

Eligibility for second doses is expanding to include:
• Individuals who received their first dose of vaccine on or before April 8 will be able to book today;
• individuals who received their first dose on or before April 13 will be able to book their second dose beginning tomorrow at 11:45 a.m.; and
• anyone who received a first dose of AstraZeneca/Covishield is now eligible to receive a second dose of any mRNA vaccine (Pfizer or Moderna), provided they meet provincial eligibility criteria for their second dose.
 
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. If anyone in these groups received a first dose of AstraZeneca/Covishield, the minimum time interval between doses is 28 days.
 
For more information, visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/eligibility-criteria.html#second-dose

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 their local public health office. A directory can be found at www.gov.mb.ca/health/publichealth/offices.html. Note that vaccine appointments cannot be booked through public health offices.

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 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 

A total of 852,094 vaccinations have been administered in Manitoba. 

Appointments

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. 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

To date, a total of doses 953,290 of vaccine have been delivered to Manitoba. This includes: 
• 654,030 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 87,750 doses of Pfizer and 14,600 doses of Moderna this week. 

Additional Information 

Winnipeg’s Leila super site offered walk-up immunizations for first and second doses on May 27 and 28. Approximately 2,500 individuals attended and received their vaccine without an appointment.

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 30 unless noted otherwise.   

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