The province continues to see vaccination success.
At 11:45 a.m. on Friday, all Manitobans will be eligible for their first and second COVID-19 vaccine, excluding youth.
"We want it to be your turn to get immunized as quickly as possible," Operations lead Johanu Botha says.
Second doses continue to be limited for youth aged 12-17, but caregivers can make a difference in this.
"If you're a parent, you know that news about large shipments of vaccines rings a bit hollow at this time. Out Pfizer supply, in the short term, is extremely limited. And right now, that is the only type of vaccine approved for young people aged 12-17," Botha says. "We want you to know if you have a Pfizer appointment, you can reach out to the call center. They have put a process in place so that you can transfer your Pfizer appointment to your child and make a different appointment for yourself."
This will change with Pfizer supply increases at the end of next month and expected Moderna approval for youth.
Walk-ins and community clinics are proving to be successful. Each clinic and supersite, RBC Convention Centre excluded, are offering walk-ins as they prioritize first doses.
Botha says more community clinic announcements will be made next week. As of Thursday morning, 71.9 per cent of eligible Manitobans have received their first vaccine, and 30.8 per cent their second. To date, 1,230,086 doses have administered. On Thursday, a record-breaking 24,883 vaccines are set to be administered.