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Manitoba Expands Vaccine Eligibility, Plans Supersite in Steinbach

April 14, 2021 11:51 AM | News

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A health-care worker prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at a UHN COVID-19 vaccine clinic in Toronto on Thursday, January 7, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Nathan Denette)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba has again lowered the age of eligibility for those wanting to receive a COVID-19 vaccine.

As of Wednesday, those aged 59 and older and First Nations people 39 and older can make an appointment to receive the vaccine.

The province is also planning to open a new supersite immunization centre in Steinbach in May. It will be located at 294 Lumber Avenue and be the seventh supersite in Manitoba. The location is expected to be able to administer more than 420 vaccinations daily, based on vaccine supply.

Appointments are currently available at supersites in Winnipeg (RBC Convention Centre), Brandon, Thompson, Selkirk and Morden. Appointments are not yet available for Winnipeg (Leila) or Steinbach.

To date, 299,821 doses of vaccine have been administered including 231,103 first doses and 68,718 second doses.

This week, Manitoba expects to receive 28,400 doses of Moderna vaccine.

To book a vaccine appointment, call 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC) or visit protectmb.ca.