Union Station community members are eligible for COVID-19 vaccines


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This past year has been a very challenging time for folks in Union Station. As we enter the third wave of the pandemic, I know many folks in the community have been eager to find out when they will be eligible for the vaccine.

Recently, Public Health announced that everyone who lives or works in Downtown East is eligible for the vaccine, which includes community members of Union Station. This is an exciting and long-awaited opportunity for many constituents, and I am happy to share this news with all of you.

The vaccine eligibility includes local constituents of Union Station as well as folks who work in the following sectors in the community: K-12 schools, child care, food processing facilities, grocery or convenience stores, gas stations, restaurants or anywhere that serves food, including food banks, as well as public health inspectors or workplace safety and health officers.

Supplied image A map of Downtown East, which includes the Union Station constituency, that shows all streets whose residents are now eligible for COVID-19 vaccination.

This approach is to ensure that folks who live or work in Union Station can be vaccinated so we can all continue to keep each other safe in the community.

Please visit this website where you can sign up for your vaccine: https://patient.petalmd.com/login?groupId=6032&locale=en

Otherwise, please call 1-844-626-8222 for assistance with booking your appointment.

If you need help booking your appointment on the phone, you can visit Spence Neighbourhood Association at 430 Langside St., Mondays  through Fridays between 1 and 3 p.m., as well as West Central Women’s Resource Centre at 640 Ellice Ave

Folks can also call their local doctor’s offices and pharmacies in the community to receive the vaccine, if they have supplies available. Community members can call 211 for some paid options for transport, but the Pallister government has not created government-funded supports for transportation for seniors and those living with disabilities. This is a matter we are discussing in the Legislature, and I will continue to advocate for this accessibility.

In the words of the public health experts who have guided us throughout this pandemic, the best vaccine you can access is the first one for which you are eligible.

I’ve heard from many Union Station community members who are happy they now have an opportunity to be vaccinated. I know that we’ve been doing our best to ensure that we are keep each other safe during this very challenging time, so we can all come out stronger as a community post-pandemic.

Our office is ready to support you throughout this process.

If you’d like to connect with my office, don’t hesitate to reach out. The constituency office is located at Unit 1-331 Smith St. You can call us at 204-306-8581 or email uzoma.asagwara@yourmanitoba.ca

Uzoma Asagwara

Uzoma Asagwara
Union Station constituency report

Uzoma Asagwara is the NDP MLA for Union Station.

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