More than a dozen communities are eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine.
Those living or working in specified jobs in River East South, St. Vital North and Seven Oaks East 18-years-old or older are now eligible for the shot.
As of Tuesday morning, eligible geographic-based communities include:
- Winnipeg Regional Health Authority – Inkster West, Fort Garry South, Seven Oaks West, Downtown East, Point Douglas South, Inkster East, Point Douglas North and Downtown West
- Prairie Mountain Health – Brandon East End and Brandon Downtown
- Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority – Powerview-Pine Falls
Those working in specific jobs I the area are also eligible:
- kindergarten to Grade 12 schools
- child-care providers
- food-processing facilities
- grocery or convenience stores;
- gas stations
- public health inspectors or workplace safety and health officers
- anywhere that serves food (e.g. restaurants or food banks)
On Monday, the province announced all Indigenous people, including Metis and Inuit, are eligible.
All of the Northern Regional Health Authority, including Churchill, is eligible.
Other eligibility includes:
- 50 years of age and older
- 18+ years of age and older for Indigenous people
- people who are aged 18 or older who are pregnant
- Community Living disABILITY Services clients aged 18 or older
- Participants should contact their community service worker, who will confirm eligibility and help to make appointments
- individuals aged 18 or older who work:
- as front line police officers and firefighters
- in any health care setting, including outpatient settings,
- vaccine warehouse,
- alternative isolation accommodations, and
- congregate living facilities.
- individuals aged 18 and older who provide direct care to individuals in:
- homeless shelters, family violence shelters, emergency placement shelters and second stage housing, and
- congregate group care settings in Community Living disABILITY Services or the child and family services sector.
- Manitoba Families is identifying eligible staff and contacting them directly to schedule appointments).
Those looking to book can do so online or by calling 1-844-MAN-VACC (1-844-626-8222).