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Can I get a COVID-19 vaccine yet in Manitoba? How to book it and where to go

Here’s the most up-to-date information we have on who can get the COVID-19 vaccine in Manitoba, how to book the appointment and where to go.

This list will be updated with each change in eligibility.

Who is eligible

First dose:

General population (Pfizer):

  • Anyone 12 and older

General population (Moderna):

  • Anyone 18 and older

General population (AstraZeneca):

  • All Manitobans aged 40 and over
  • Those 30 to 39 with underlying health conditions, including severe obesity, chronic liver disease and HIV.

Second dose:

All people who received their first dose before May 10.

All people who received Astra Zeneca, can book a second dose of either Pfitzer or Moderna if it has been 28 days or more since their first dose.

All indigenous people aged 12 and older.

All people 12 and up with the following health conditions:

  • are receiving hemodialysis OR peritoneal dialysis
  • have liver cirrhosis due to any cause OR portal hypertension
  • have severe heart failure
  • have cancers including solid tumor and blood (leukemia/lymphoma) who will or are receiving chemotherapy, immunosuppressive therapy orimmune checkpoint inhibitors (e.g., nivolumab, pembrolizumab)
  • are receiving one or more of the following medications: B cell therapies (e.g., rituximab, ocrelizumab), cyclophosphamide, alemtuzumab, calcineurin inhibitors (cyclosporine, tacrolimus), chronic dose prednisone >=20mg/day, mycophenolate, and JAK inhibitors (e.g., tofacitinib)
  • have received or are on the list to receive a solid organ transplant
  • have received a stem cell transplant OR CAR-T therapy at least 3 months ago.
  • have Down syndrome
  • have Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • are individuals receiving home care ≥ 4 times/week OR receiving 24/7 Community Living Disability Services supports (or as per family physician determination of equivalent levels of family support).

How to make an appointment

  • at supersites and pop-up clinics (Moderna and Pfizer vaccine) by phone: 1-844-626-8222, open between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m.
  • at pharmacies and medical clinics (AstraZeneca vaccine): call pharmacy or clinic directly
  • online here: https://patient.petalmd.com/login?groupId=6032
  • those making appointments will be screened to make sure they fit the eligibility, above, and proof may be required at the site.
  • do NOT show up more than 15 minutes before your appointment time, to reduce crowds.

Where to go

If you qualify (see eligibility above for ages 40 and up) to get the AstraZeneca Vaccine, you can go to the Vaccine Finder to find out where you can make an appointment.

For all other vaccines: You can get vaccinated at a pop up or super-site, below.

The Leila super site will be allowing walk-in appointments next week for first-dose immunizations. Walk-in hours include:

  • June 15 from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.,
  • June 16 from 1 p.m. to 7:45 p.m., and
  • June 17 from 9 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Winnipeg: 

  • RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Ave.
  • Enter through the main doors on York Avenue. Free indoor parking is provided in the main underground parkade and in the outdoor lot located on York Avenue, just southeast of the main entrance.
  • Winnipeg Soccer Federation North, 770 Leila Ave.
  • Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre, 180 Higgins Ave., Winnipeg
  • Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre – Win Gardner Place, 363 MacGregor Ave., Winnipeg

Brandon:

  • Keystone Centre, #1 1175 18th St.

Thompson:

  • Thompson Regional Community Centre, 274 Thompson Drive N.
  • Enter the vaccination clinic from the community centre side of the building, as it is a shared site with University College of the North.

Selkirk:

  • The former site of Selkirk and District General Hospital, 100 Easton Dr.

Morden: 

  • Access Event Centre, 111-D Gilmour St.

Dauphin:

  • 304 Whitmore Ave. E (starting May 10)

Steinbach:

  • 294 Lumber Ave. (starting May 18)

Pop up clinics: Go here to see if there is one in your community.

When is it my turn?

So far, 852,094 first and second dose vaccinations have been done.

To find out where you are at in line, head to the province’s Vaccine Queue Calculator.

The province aims to have everyone who wants a vaccine inoculated by the end of June, however, that date will change based on vaccine supply.

What do I need to bring?

You need to bring ID (such as a health card or driver’s licence), a mask, wear short sleeved shirt and a companion if needed.

If you can, print out and fill out the vaccine consent form (there is one in English, Inuktitut and Michif.)

Questions about the vaccine itself?

We recommend checking out Doctors Manitoba’s site manitobavaccine.ca for all the info.

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