A new supersite will be opening in Winnipeg, the second of two vaccination clinics of this size slated for the city.
The COVID-19 Immunization Task Force's plan has included opening multiple supersites in cities, and as soon as May 7, that will be true in Winnipeg.
The Winnipeg Soccer Federation-Soccer North complex is set to operate like the supersite at the RCB Convention Centre. More super site locations will be announced next week for rural Manitoba.
Those aged 60 or older and First Nations people aged 40 or older are now eligible for their first COVID-19 vaccine appointment. Manitobans who are 65-year-old or older and unable to go to a super site or pop-up clinic can receive the AstraZeneca/Covishield vaccine at a pharmacy or medical clinic. Those aged 55-64 and fall into the province's high-risk health condition category can continue to receive this shot after the province changed requirements over blood clotting concerns.
"When attending a vaccine appointment, people are reminded to bring their completed consent form (available online at http://protectmb.ca), wear a short-sleeved shirt, wear a mask, and bring their health card or other form of identification. To help support good physical distancing on site, people should arrive no more than 15 minutes before their scheduled appointment time," the province recommends.
So far, 192,131 first doses and 67,716 second doses of the various COVID-19 vaccines have been given.
Sometime next week 37,440 doses of Pfizer, for the supercentres, will arrive in Manitoba.