Small Segment Of Manitobans Can Now Book COVID Shots

Manitobans 95 and older and First Nations people 75 and over can now book appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine.

The provincial government announced the eligibility is for all Manitobans born Dec. 31, 1925, or earlier, and all First Nations people born Dec. 31, 1945, or earlier.

Family members and caregivers are allowed to call to make appointments for someone else, as well as accompany them to the clinic.

The number to call is 1-844-626-8222 and you will need the person who will be having the appointment’s number on their Manitoba Health card.

This will be the first time that members of the general public will become eligible to receive the vaccine in Manitoba.

Appointments for the first and second doses will be made at the same time.

The province is also starting to ramp up vaccination their vaccination numbers, with the goal of being able to administer 20,000 shots a day.

The next immunization supersite planned for Manitoba will be at the former Selkirk and District General Hospital at 100 Easton Dr. in Selkirk.