Regional Covid-19 Resources and On Reserve Stats by Region Below:
Black = New Cases, Green = Recovered, Red = Deaths, Blue – Hospitalized, Purple – ISC reported total –  Updated Daily

BC
2 181 76 2,914 3,009
AB
29 437 80 7,651 8,132
SK
17 186 61 6,597 6,759
MB
52 366 76 7,287 7,570
ON
8 78 30 1,901 2,012
QC
0 14 5 702 728
Atlantic
0 0 0 10 16
North60
20 13 6 658 796
 

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All Indigenous Peoples in Manitoba 18 and Older Now Eligible for COVID-19 Vaccination

Press Release

May 3, 2021

First Nations, Métis and Inuit Peoples Can Now Make Appointments at Super Sites, Pop-Ups, Urban Indigenous Clinics to Protect Themselves, Communities: Stefanson

All Indigenous people over the age of 18, including First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples, are now eligible to make appointments to receive the COVID-19 vaccine, Health and Seniors Care Minister Heather Stefanson announced today.

“All Indigenous people are now able to make appointments at any super site, pop-up clinic or urban Indigenous vaccine clinic,” said Stefanson. “This will help people across the province access the vaccine and reduce their risk of contracting COVID-19 or having any serious outcomes, protecting themselves and their communities.”

The minister noted the expansion is for sites that offer the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines. Eligibility for the AstraZeneca vaccine, which is provided at medical clinics and pharmacies, will remain for people aged 40 and over or people aged 30 to 39 with certain medical conditions.

“We have seen consistently that First Nations people have made up 50 to 60 per cent of all COVID-19 admissions to intensive care units, and we want to ensure that all Indigenous peoples in Manitoba can access the vaccine as soon as possible,” said Dr. Marcia Anderson, public health lead for the First Nations Pandemic Response Coordination Team. “Getting the vaccine will not only protect the person, but also their family members and loved ones, which is critical to saving lives and protecting the capacity of the health-care system.”

Beginning today at 11:45 a.m., Indigenous peoples in Manitoba can call toll-free 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC) to book appointments at super sites, pop-up clinics or urban Indigenous clinics. Daily hours of operation are from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m. People can also book online at https://protectmb.ca.

In addition, people booking a COVID-19 vaccine appointment by phone can access service in over 100 languages and also request professional interpreter services to be arranged for their appointment at a super site.

“We’re trying to make it as easy as possible for as many people as possible to get vaccinated quickly,” said Dr. Joss Reimer, medical lead, Vaccine Immunization Task Force. “I encourage everyone to book their appointment as soon as they can, to help protect themselves and the people around them.”

For more information on Manitoba’s largest-ever vaccination program, visit https://protectmb.ca/.

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For more information:

  • Public information, contact Manitoba Government Inquiry: 1-866-626-4862 or 204-945-3744.
  • Media requests for general information, contact Communications Services Manitoba: 204-945-3765.
  • Media requests for ministerial comment, contact Communications and Stakeholder Relations: 204-794-0732.

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