Manitoba Has Expanded Vaccine Eligibility Criteria

An expansion of vaccine eligibility was announced in Manitoba.

Lead on the Vaccine Task Force Dr. Joss Reimer states that all Manitobans over the age of 95, and all First Nations people over the age of 75, can now book an appointment for a vaccine.

Manitobans need to provide the numbers on their health card to make an appointment, which can be made by phone at 1-844-626-8222.

“But we know this can be challenging for some people so we’ve made sure that the call centre is aware that we are now allowing caregivers to make appointments and as well to accompany their loved ones to the clinic to provide support,” Remier noted.

Reimer adds for callers who don’t get through the first time, a call-back option is being implemented at the call centre.

To date, 102,306 doses of vaccine have been delivered to Manitoba, and the province is expecting 61-hundred doses of the Moderna vaccine, this week.

A total of 66,372 doses of vaccine have been administered – 39,814 first doses and 26,558 second doses.

The province says by the end of this week, all residents of personal care homes will have had the opportunity to receive their second-dose and Focused Immunization Teams (FIT) are currently providing first-dose immunizations to residents of congregate living facilities.

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