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MB government COVID-19 vaccination update

By: Q Country/Star FM News
Posted: October 14, 2021 08:27

Details available on 3rd dose eligibility

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The Manitoba Government says 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.?

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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