Three more Winnipeg communities now eligible for COVID-19 vaccines
As of May 4, all adults who live or work in the communities highlighted in blue in Winnipeg can book an appointment for a COVID-19 vaccine. (Source: Manitoba government)
WINNIPEG -- Adults living in three more Winnipeg communities have been added to Manitoba's COVID-19 vaccine eligibility list.
On Tuesday morning, the province announced the communities of River East South, St. Vital North and Seven Oaks East have been added to the eligibility list. Anyone 18-years-old or older living in the communities, or anyone who works a specified job in the communities, can book an appointment to get the shot.
The specified jobs include:
- kindergarten to Grade 12 schools;
- child-care providers;
- food-processing facilities;
- grocery or convenience stores;
- gas stations;
- public health inspectors or workplace safety and health officers; or
- Anywhere that serves food (e.g., restaurants or food banks).
Vaccine appointments for a supersite can be booked by calling 1-844-626-8222 or by booking online.
The province said there are 14 communities in total that are eligible for the vaccine. A map showing which communities are included in the eligibility can be found on the Province of Manitoba's website.
For those not living in the priority areas, eligibility remains at 50 years old and older for individuals, and 18 years old and older for Indigenous Manitobans for the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines.
The eligibility for the AstraZeneca vaccine is 40 years and older, or ages 30 to 39 for people with certain medical conditions. The AstraZeneca vaccine is available at pharmacies across the province.