Here’s the most up-to-date information we have on who can get the COVID-19 vaccine in Manitoba, how to book the appointment and where to go.
This list will be updated with each change in eligibility.
Who is eligible
General population (all vaccine brands):
- Manitobans 59 years of age and older at the time of booking.
- First Nations people 39 years of age and older at the time of booking.
General population (AstraZeneca Vaccine only):
- NOTE: Manitobans aged 50-54 who were previously eligible HAVE BEEN PAUSED.
- Manitobans aged 65 and older, with priority given to people who might be unable to attend a super site or pop-up clinic.
- Manitobans ages 55-64 and First Nations people aged 30-64 at the time of booking with the following underlying Priority 1 health conditions:
- end stage renal disease undergoing hemodialysis OR peritoneal dialysis
- cirrhosis due to any cause OR portal hypertension
- heart failure (class III/IV), ventricular assist device OR adult congenital heart disease stage C and D
- severe COPD, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease OR cystic fibrosis
- history of cerebral vascular accident with residual deficits
- malignant hematologic disorders including leukemia and lymphoma OR clonal blood disorder
- malignant neoplasms (solid tissue) who will receive or are currently receiving immunosuppressive therapy including chemotherapy
- severe obesity (BMI ≥ 40)
- receiving one or more of the following immunosuppressive therapies: B cell therapies (e.g., rituximab, ocrelizumab), cyclophosphamide, alemtuzumab, calcineurin inhibitors, chronic dose prednisone >=20mg/day, mycophenolate, sulfasalazine and JAK inhibitors (e.g., tofacitinib)
- solid organ or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (candidate or recipient)
- Down’s syndrome
- asplenia or hyposplenism (including sickle cell disease)
- Individuals receiving home care 4 or more times a week OR receive 24/7 support from Community Living Disability Services.
- Pregnant individuals (18 to ≤ 64 years of age) with one of: Aged 35 years or more, BMI equal to or higher than 30, pre-existing diabetes, pre-existing hypertension, cardiac or pulmonary disease.
- Priority 2 – You can see the list here, however, only Priority 1 people are being vaccinated right now.
- lab workers who handle COVID-19 specimens
- people working in COVID-19 clinics and testing sites
- people working in care homes and congregate care centres
- Healthcare workers, who may or may not provide direct patient care, who work in outpatient healthcare settings including: clinics, diagnostic imaging, laboratories, patient transport, blood donor centres, surgical centres, elderly day programs and home based care
- community service workers who work in homeless shelters, family violence shelters, emergency shelters and second placement shelters
How to make an appointment
- at supersites and pop-up clinics (Moderna and Pfizer vaccine) by phone: 1-844-626-8222, open between 6 a.m. and 8 p.m.
- at pharmacies and medical clinics (AstraZeneca vaccine): call pharmacy or clinic directly
- online here: https://patient.petalmd.com/login?groupId=6032
- those making appointments will be screened to make sure they fit the eligibility, above, and proof may be required at the site.
- do NOT show up more than 15 minutes before your appointment time, to reduce crowds.
Where to go
If you qualify (see eligibility above for ages 50-64) to get the AstraZeneca Vaccine, you can go to the Vaccine Finder to find out where you can make an appointment.
For all other vaccines: You can get vaccinated at a pop up or super-site, below.
- RBC Convention Centre, 375 York Ave.
- Enter through the main doors on York Avenue. Free indoor parking is provided in the main underground parkade and in the outdoor lot located on York Avenue, just southeast of the main entrance.
- Keystone Centre, #1 1175 18th St.
- Thompson Regional Community Centre, 274 Thompson Drive N.
- Enter the vaccination clinic from the community centre side of the building, as it is a shared site with University College of the North.
- The former site of Selkirk and District General Hospital, 100 Easton Dr.
- Access Event Centre, 111-D Gilmour St.
Prairie Mountain Health:
When is it my turn?
So far, 291,152 first and second dose vaccinations have been done.
To find out where you are at in line, head to the province’s Vaccine Queue Calculator.
The province aims to have everyone who wants a vaccine inoculated by the end of June, however, that date will change based on vaccine supply.
What do I need to bring?
You need to bring ID (such as a health card or driver’s licence), a mask, wear short sleeved shirt and a companion if needed.
If you can, print out and fill out the vaccine consent form (there is one in English, Inuktitut and Michif.)
Questions about the vaccine itself?
We recommend checking out Doctors Manitoba’s site manitobavaccine.ca for all the info.