Manitoba passes 200,000 total doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered

As of April 4, Manitoba has administered more than 200,000 total doses of COVID vaccine, including 148,560 first doses and 61,528 second doses.

Currently, only first dose appointments are being booked as the government tries to deliver first doses to as many people as possible based on the effectiveness of even a single dose. Appointments are currently available to eligible northern residents, including anyone 64 or older and First Nations people 44 and older, at the Thompson super site, which administered 557 doses in the last full week of March and has provided 2,681 total doses since opening Feb. 1, for an average of 134 per day. Full eligibility criteria is available at https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/eligibility-criteria.html. Appointments can be booked online with a health card and an email address at https://protectmb.ca or by calling 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC). Anyone who has been in Manitoba for a month is eligible to be vaccinated.

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First doses have been administered to 11,326 people in the Northern Regional Health Authority (NRHA) and 3,665 NRHA residents have received second doses. First vaccine doses have been administered to 6,916 First Nations people in the NRHA as of April 1, while 2,545 have received second doses. 

To date, Manitoba has received 372,030 doses of vaccine, including 209,430 doses of Pfizer, 90,000 doses of Moderna and 72,600 doses of AstraZeneca/Covishield, which is only being used for people aged 55 to 64 due to complications involving blood clots affecting some recipients in Europe.

Manitoba expects to receive 37,440 doses of Pfizer vaccine and 11,500 of AstraZeneca/Covishield this week. 28,300 doses expected the week of March 22 did not arrive until April 3 and 28,400 additional doses that had been expected this week will not arrive until next week, though the exact delivery date is not yet known.

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