7,400 and counting
Since Manitoba began its vaccination program on Dec. 16, 7,484 people have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, the province said Friday.
Eligible Manitobans have booked 8,000 first-dose appointments at the province’s first super site, at Winnipeg’s downtown convention centre, since it opened on Jan. 11.
First-dose appointments are being accepted for the period that ends Jan. 17, and people can make second-dose appointments on the same call.
As of Friday, Manitoba had received 22,230 doses of the Pfizer vaccine.
Next week’s shipment of the Pfizer vaccine is expected to be 9,360 doses. About one-third will be shipped to the super site in Brandon, at the Keystone Centre, which will open Jan. 18
As of Friday, Manitoba had received 7,300 doses of the Moderna vaccine, of which 5,300 have been allocated to First Nations for their priority groups, including elders and care home residents.
The remaining 2,000 Moderna doses have been set aside for the immunization campaign at personal home times.
Eligibility criteria currently include health-care workers whose work involves direct contact with patients and who meet at least one of the following criteria: work in critical care units (intensive care units only, no age restrictions); work in long-term care facilities, born on or before Dec. 31, 1975; work in acute care facilities, born on or before Dec. 31, 1975; assigned to a COVID-19 immunization clinic or designated COVID-19 testing site (no age restrictions); work on a designated COVID-19 hospital ward (no age restrictions); and work in provincial or federal correctional facilities (no age restrictions).