Manitoba is expanding its COVID-19 vaccine program to include three at high risk of transmission for the virus and all adults living in the Winnipeg neighborhood.
Anyone 18 or older living in the neighborhoods of River East South, St. Vital North and Seven Oaks East can now book an appointment to take a shot.
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Adults who do not live in those areas, but work in some jobs there who deal with the public are also eligible. These include school employees, grocery store employees, convenience store clerks, and restaurant employees.
The expansion now brings the number of communities considered COVID-19 hot spots under the province’s vaccination push to 14.
All indigenous Manitoba adults are now eligible for the vaccine
All of the North Manitoba and Winnipeg neighborhoods, including Inkster West, Fort Garry South, Seven Oaks West, Downtown East, Point Douglas South, Inkster East, Point Douglas North and Downtown West are already eligible for priority vaccines.
Shots are also available for all adults living in Powervie-Pine Falls as well as Brandon East End and Brandon Downtown.
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Non-indigenous people may also receive supplements of 40 and above, as can those between 30 and 39 if they have certain underlying health conditions.
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Vaccination appointments can be made by calling 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC). Online.
More information is available, including maps highlighting eligible neighborhoods Province website.
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