WINNIPEG - Walk-in COVID-19 vaccination at a downtown Winnipeg supersite has begun this weekend.
The province’s vaccination task force says it’s offering immunizations for eligible Manitobans at the RBC Convention Centre every day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. without an appointment, and doses of both Pfizer and Moderna vaccines are available.
Everyone age 12 and up in Manitoba is now eligible to receive a first or second dose. Health officials say a second dose needs to be administered at least 28 days after the first dose in order to most effectively trigger the immune system to protect the body against SARS-CoV-2.
The province has a complete list and a searchable map of all vaccine sites in Manitoba, including medical clinics and pharmacies, on their website.
In addition to visiting walk-in vaccination clinics, people can book an appointment online or by calling 1-844-MAN-VACC (1-844-626-8222).
The province says anyone who might need to correct any missing or inaccurate information on their immunization records can fill out a form online or calling the phone number above.
The provincial government says it’s also helping Regional Health Authorities ensure COVID-19 vaccines are available to those who have been evacuated from their homes due to wildfires and wish to get vaccinated.
Over 1.7 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines have now been administered across the province, with 78.4 per cent of Manitobans having received their first dose, and 65.2 per cent their second, as of Saturday morning.