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Media Bulletin - Manitoba

September 20, 2021

COVID-19 VACCINE BULLETIN #124



Eligibility

Third-dose eligibility is expanding today to include all residents and staff of First Nation personal care homes. This will further expand in October to provide third doses to residents of all personal care homes throughout the province. 

This builds on last week’s initial eligibility criteria for third doses, which included people who are immunocompromised, require a third dose for travel or who previously received doses of vaccines that are not approved by Health Canada. For more information about third doses, visit 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.

Manitoba has identified criteria for the very small number of people who cannot or should not be immunized and may be eligible for a medical exemption. A process to submit requests for medical exemptions will be put in place in the coming weeks. More information is available at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/eligibility-criteria.html#exemptions.

Vaccine Administration, Supply and Distribution

Vaccine pop-up clinics are being held in Winnipeg on the following dates and locations:
• Thursday, Sept. 23 and Friday, Sept. 24:
   - Garden City Shopping Centre, 2305 McPhillips St., near centre court and across from Rogers, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and
   - The Forks Market, between the Forks Market and the canopy behind the Johnston Terminal, from noon to 6 p.m.
• Saturday, Sept. 25
   - Garden City Shopping Centre, 2305 McPhillips St., located near centre court and across from Rogers, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., and
   - Outlet Collection Winnipeg, 555 Sterling Lyon Parkway, near the Winners entrance, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

A total of 1,960,327 doses of vaccine have been administered in Manitoba.     

All Manitoba super sites are offering walk-in and appointment-based vaccinations. For hours and days of operation, visit www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/vaccine/finder.html.

Eligible individuals can book their appointments at these sites online, or by calling (toll-free) 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC).  

COVID-19 immunizations will begin to be offered to eligible young people at school-based clinics this week. These clinics will be offered during school hours and, in some cases, clinics will continue to operate outside school hours as a pop-up clinic for all members of the community. 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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