Manitoba crosses 1.1M COVID-19 vaccine doses administered; eligibility expands for second doses
WINNIPEG -- More than 1.1 million COVID-19 vaccine doses have been administered in Manitoba, the province announced on Friday.
As of June 17, Manitoba has given 1,111,776 total doses of COVID-19 vaccines, including 3,979 doses provided at the Leila supersite during walk-ins from June 15 to 17.
The province has also updated the eligibility date for people to receive their second dose.
Anyone who received their first dose on or before May 23 can now make an appointment for their second dose.
Indigenous Manitobans 12 and older can book second dose appointments, however, due to a Pfizer vaccine slowdown, appointments for people ages 12-17 are not generally available until more Pfizer doses become available.
Appointments can be booked online or by calling 1-844-626-8222.
The province also announced 15 medical clinics and pharmacies will be regional hubs to give second doses of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine. The hubs will be available online next week.
Manitoba updated its vaccine dashboard on Friday to show how many people have received both doses of COVID-19 vaccines.
According to the dashboard, 70.6 per cent of Manitobans 12 and older have received at least one vaccine dose, while 22 per cent have received both doses.
Under the province’s proposed reopening plan, the first phase would begin on Canada Day if 70 per cent of Manitobans 12 and older have received their first dose and 25 per cent have received their second dose.