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To be fully immunized before returning to school teens in Westman need first dose by July 27th

By: Q Country/Star FM News
Posted: July 21, 2021 17:08

More than 29K Pfizer appointments available from now till end of July

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For young people aged 12 to 17 to be fully immunized for their return to school in the fall, the province says they should receive their first vaccine by Tuesday, July 27. This allows for the minimum 28 days between doses and two weeks after the second dose for the best immune response. There are more than 29,000 Pfizer appointments available from now to the end of July.

Eligibility

All people aged 12 and up are now eligible for their first or second dose. The date of the second appointment must be at least 28 days after the first vaccination. For more information, visit Province of Manitoba | Eligibility Criteria.

Vaccine Administration

A total of 1,689,039 doses of vaccine have been administered in Manitoba.

Appointments and Walk-Ins

There are thousands of Moderna and Pfizer appointments open and available to book as early as today.

From July 24 to 29, pop-up clinics will be located at the following campgrounds and provincial parks located in the Prairie Mountain Health region: 
- July 24 - Sandy Lake and Oak Lake beach;
- July 25 - Clear Lake;
- July 27 - Rivers Campground;
- July 28 - Onanole, Clear Lake and Adam Lake; 
- July 29 - Lake Metigoshe; and
- July 30 - Ninette.

Fifteen medical clinics and pharmacies are regional hubs for AstraZeneca vaccinations. Individuals can use the online vaccine finder at Province of Manitoba | Vaccine Finder to find a location with available doses.

A complete listing and searchable map of all vaccine sites, including urban Indigenous clinics and pop-up clinics, is available online at #ProtectMB. 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, 2,187,680 doses of vaccine have been delivered to Manitoba. This includes:
- 1,287,000 doses of the Pfizer vaccine;
- 808,920 doses of the Moderna vaccine; and
- 91,760 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Additional Information

Eligible Manitobans must have their first immunization on or before Aug. 2 to be eligible to win scholarships or cash prizes in Manitoba's first ever 'Vax to Win Lottery'. Currently, nearly 78 per cent of Manitobans are eligible for the first draw.

Applications are still being accepted for the ProtectMB Community Outreach and Incentive Grants. Up to $20,000 is available to organizations, businesses, schools and other groups with a connection to a community with lower vaccine uptake. More information can be found at Grant Applications - #ProtectMB.

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