Vaccine Popups In Parks

Vaccine Popups In Parks

WINNIPEG - As Manitoba Parks continues their free park entry week, the provincial government says Manitobans who still haven’t been fully vaccinated against COVID-19 will now have an opportunity to get their poke in several provincial, federal, and private campgrounds.

Health Minister Heather Stefanson says Prairie Mountain Health is sending Focused Immunization Teams to camping sites, concession stands, and around beaches to administer both first and second doses on a walk-in basis.

The province says doses of Pfizer will be on hand for youth aged 12 to 17, and Moderna for adults, with teams available two to three hours at a time.

So far, pop-up vaccination at parks is planned at the following places:

On Friday

- Child’s Lake Campground, Duck Mountain Provincial Park: noon to 2 p.m.

- Asessippi Beach and Campground, Asessippi Provincial Park: 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

On Saturday

- Kiche Manitou Campground, Spruce Woods Provincial Park: 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

More pop-up vaccinations are set to take place the last week of July, such as at Clear Lake in Riding Mountain National Park.

“I encourage people to take advantage of the last few days of our free Manitoba Parks entry this week,” Conservation and Climate Minister Sarah Guillemard says. “Get outside to enjoy the sunshine, and get vaccinated at the same time.”

More campgrounds will be added to the list in the near future, Guillemard says.

TOPICS:   Manitoba News

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