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Media Bulletin - Manitoba

June 18, 2021

COVID-19 VACCINE BULLETIN #93



Eligibility
 
Today, people who received their first dose on or before May 23 can book a second-dose appointment. Manitobans are strongly reminded to only book their appointment based on the date of their first dose or other provincial eligibility criteria. For more information, visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/eligibility-criteria.html#second-dose .
 
All people aged 12 and up are eligible to book their first-dose appointments.
 
Individuals can book online at https://protectmb.ca or by calling (toll-free) 1-844-MAN-VACC (1-844-626-8222).

Vaccine Administration
 
A total of 1,111,776 doses of vaccine have been administered in Manitoba.  This includes 3,979 doses provided to walk-ins at the Leila super site on June 15 to 17. 

Appointments 

A total of 15 medical clinics and pharmacies will soon act as regional hubs to offer second-dose AstraZeneca vaccinations. Beginning next week, individuals will be able to use the online vaccine finder at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/finder.html to find a location with available doses.
  
Due to Pfizer supply issues from the federal government, appointments are not generally available for youth (aged 12-17) at this time, until more Pfizer doses become available. Young people aged 12 to 17 must continue to receive Pfizer for both doses, as this is currently the only vaccine approved for use in this age group.
 
The Winnipeg Jets and Manitoba Moose First Dose Vaccination Tour will visit six vaccination sites this week to encourage Manitobans to fill additional walk-up appointments for first dose Pfizer and Moderna vaccines. For more information, including dates and locations, visit https://www.tnse.com/news/winnipeg-jets-and-manitoba-moose-first-dose-community-vaccination-tour-aims-to-fill-1000-walk-up-appointments-at-six-vaccination-sites-across-manitoba-june-17-to-19/ .

Pop-up clinics have been scheduled throughout the province in June. Indigenous people can also attend an urban Indigenous clinic led by community organizations in Winnipeg, Brandon, Thompson and Portage la Prairie.

A complete listing and searchable map is available online at https://protectmb.ca. Eligible individuals can book their appointments at these sites online, or by calling (toll-free) 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC). 

Vaccine Supply and Distribution

To date, 1,242,140 doses of vaccine have been delivered to Manitoba. This includes: 
• 917,280 doses Pfizer vaccine; 
• 233,100 doses of the Moderna vaccine; and
• 91,760 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.
 
Manitoba is expecting 105,280 of Moderna to be delivered today. Next week, a delivery of 87,750 doses Pfizer vaccine and three shipments of Moderna totalling 240,520 doses are also expected.

Additional Information
 
To be considered fully immunized, individuals require two doses of vaccine. These can be the same or different brands of vaccine. Individuals who are fully vaccinated can now request a digital or physical immunization card. For more information, visit:
https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/immunization-record.html#immunization-cards

People who received a COVID-19 vaccine outside of Manitoba can now contact covidimmunizationrecordsinformation@gov.mb.ca to update their immunization information. This email address can also be used to request other updates or corrections to a COVID-19 immunization. Individuals may also contact their local public health office with this information if needed.

All Manitobans are encouraged to share their vaccine story, an immunization experience to be celebrated or their thanks to the people who made it possible. Your ‘A Million Thanks for One Million Doses’ message can be shared at https://engagemb.ca/protectmb.

Manitobans are reminded to fill out a second consent form for their second dose appointment. To fill out and print the consent forms before your appointment, visit:
https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/resources.html#forms.
 
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 June 17 unless noted otherwise.   

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BACKGROUND INFORMATION ATTACHED




Backgrounder
Background Information - https://www.gov.mb.ca/asset_library/en/newslinks/2021/06/BG-COVID_Vaccine_93_.pdf