MIL-OSI Canada: COVID-19 Vaccine Bulletin #128

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Source: Government of Canada regional news

Manitoba is now allowing the COVID-19 vaccine to be given at the same time as other vaccines. Previously, individuals had to wait 14 or 28 days in between doses of different vaccines, depending on which was received first. This change is consistent with updated guidance from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization on Sept. 28 and is reflected in revised guidance to Manitoba’s healthcare providers, posted at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/healthcare-professionals.html.

Eligibility

Third-dose eligibility continues to include:   

  • 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.   

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 1,978,661 doses of vaccine have been administered in Manitoba.

A pop-up clinic is being held 3 to 6 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 7, at the Shamrock Centre, 725 Broadway Ave. in Killarney. Pfizer and Moderna vaccines will be available.

Manitoba super sites are offering walk-in and appointment-based vaccinations. Eligible individuals can book their appointments at these sites online or by calling (toll-free) 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC). For hours and days of operation for supersites, pop-up clinics and other vaccine clinics, 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:  

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