Winnipeg to open 2nd vaccine supersite May 7

Dr. Joss Reimer and Johanu Botha speak to media Friday.

A second vaccine supersite is opening in Winnipeg, Manitoba’s vaccine implementation task force said Friday.

The new site — in addition to the existing supersite at the RBC Convention Centre — is expected to open its doors May 7 at the Winnipeg Soccer Federation’s facility on Leila Avenue in the Garden City neighbourhood.

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The site is expected to be able to handle a maximum capacity of 4,154 vaccine doses a day.

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Members of the vaccine task force said they’ll also be bringing in university and college students to help with immunizations.

Johanu Botha, co-lead of the implementation task force, announced Friday every health region in Manitoba will have at least one more supersite.

Botha said he will be able to announce the community and location “very soon.”

“We are committed to achieving our 13 supersites total,” Botha said.

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