WINNIPEG - The government of Manitoba says anyone who needs help getting to a COVID-19 vaccination site can now call 211 to be connected with a service provider.
The province explains that 211 Manitoba, a telephone service led by the United Way in collaboration with Volunteer Manitoba, has begun a program that would provide seniors and others with mobility challenges with transportation options to help them get to where they need to be in order to get immunized.
Those who can use the service will can call 211 with the date, time, and location of a confirmed COVID-19 vaccination appointment, and the call centre will inform them of the options available in their community, and transfer them to their preferred transportation provider.
This initiative was launched in partnership with Transportation Options Network for Seniors, a provincewide not-for-profit that Executive Director Samantha Rodeck says has a vast knowledge of resources across the province. “We value the opportunity to connect seniors and those with additional mobility needs to transportation options that enhance quality of life and are necessary for aging in place,” Rodeck says.
For more information on how to get vaccinated against COVID-19, you can call 1-844-MAN-VACC (1-844-626-8222), or visit the #ProtectMB website.