Eligibility criteria to receive a COVID-19 vaccine was expanded Monday to include more workers from congregate living facilities and health care providers.
Manitoba public health officials have opened up vaccine appointments to all staff who work in eligible congregate living facilities, born on or before Dec. 31, 1960. A list of congregate living facilities is available on the government website.
All health-care workers, with no age limits, who provide services insured by Manitoba Health and Seniors Care in one or more of the following settings, can book a shot.
- Primary care clinics (e.g., family physicians and/or nurse practitioner clinics);
- outpatient diagnostic imaging facilities;
- outpatient laboratories;
- outpatient surgical units; and
- specialty physician clinics, such as cardiology and psychiatry.
The province plans to expand eligibility criteria later this week to include Manitobans aged 95 and older and First Nation people in Manitoba aged 75 and older.
Another 1,500 residents in 44 personal care homes will receive their second doses of vaccine this week.
To date, 62,365 doses of vaccine have been given to Manitobans, including 25,235 second doses. So far, 84,810 doses have been delivered to Manitoba.