WINNIPEG - The Manitoba government says the province has reached another milestone in its COVID-19 vaccination campaign, with more than half of adult Manitobans having received at least one dose of the jab.
The province explains around 640,000 first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines have been administered so far, and vaccine eligibility expanded on Friday to anyone 12 years of age and older. The province says by 5:10 p.m. that same day, over 33,000 new appointments were made, a new record for vaccinations booked in a single day. The online vaccine booking system uses a modern, third party PetalMD appointment management system to handle the thousands of concurrent visitors who waited in line.
Manitobans can arrange an appointment to be vaccinated at supersites in Winnipeg, Brandon, Steinbach, Selkirk, Dauphin, Gimli, Morden, and Thompson, as well as several pop-up and urban Indigenous clinics. The province has an interactive immunization map available here.