Vaccination clinic at RBC Convention Centre cleared to re-open after gas leak concerns

RBC Convention Centre. Shane Gibson/Global News

The vaccination supersite at the RBC Convention Centre in downtown Winnipeg has been cleared to re-open after being evacuated for precautionary reasons Monday afternoon.

Winnipeg police said there were concerns around a possible gas leak in the area.

Read more: ‘Serious’ gas leak closes stretch of Route 90 in Winnipeg

As a result, traffic had been blocked on nearby streets and drivers had been asked to avoid the area.

The convention centre is currently the location of a COVID-19 “supersite” vaccination clinic.

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Anyone with an appointment from 4 p.m.-onward will be able to get their vaccine as scheduled.

In a post on the Manitoba Government Twitter account, the province said roughly 1,300 people were affected by the temporary closure.

Read more: COVID-19: Manitobans who received AstraZeneca shot can get Pfizer, Moderna for 2nd dose

The province asks anyone who missed their appointment as a result of the closure to reschedule by calling calling 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC) or visiting the province’s website.

New appointment times will be added to the province’s booking system Tuesday morning so those requiring new appointments can re-book as soon as possible, the province said.


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