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Manitoba to Begin Booking Second Dose COVID-19 Vaccinations

May 19, 2021 10:37 AM | News

Coronavirus Vaccine

A pharmacist fills a syringe from a vial of the Janssen, Johnson & Johnson, COVID-19 vaccine at the Vaccine Village in Antwerp, Belgium, Friday, April 30, 2021. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/AP-Virginia Mayo)

WINNIPEG — Manitoba will start taking bookings for second dose COVID-19 vaccinations on Friday.

The province says only those with certain priority health conditions will be eligible to book their second shot, including:

  • Hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis
  • Liver cirrhosis due to any cause or portal hypertension
  • Severe heart failure
  • Certain cancers, specific cancer treatments
  • Certain medications
  • Have received or are on the list to receive a solid organ transplant
  • Have received a stem cell transplant or CAR-T therapy at least three months ago
  • Down syndrome
  • Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)
  • Individuals receiving home care more than four times/week
  • People receiving 24/7 CLDS supports (or as per family physician determination of equivalent levels of family support)

Those who book will also have to remember the date and kind of vaccine they received for a first dose. That information can be obtained on the Shared Health website or by calling your local public health office. A second consent form will also have to be filled out and printed to ensure your health status hasn’t changed since the first shot.

Manitoba expects everyone who is eligible to have received their first dose by June 9 or earlier. All second doses are expected to be completed by July 31.

Vaccine appointments can be made by calling 1-844-MAN-VACC (1-844-626-8222) or visiting ProtectMB.ca.

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