COVID Vaccine now available for people aged 12 – 17

To date 625,404 first and second doses of vaccine have been delivered in Manitoba. That number is about to increase once again.

Manitobans aged 12 and older can start to book to get their COVID-19 vaccines.

Provincial health officials said young people between the ages of 12 and 17 can now book their Pfizer vaccine appointment.

The Pfizer vaccine is generally available at supersites and urban Indigenous clinics throughout the province.

Appointments for a dose can be made by young people aged 12 and older or their parent, guardian, or caregiver.

Those aged 12 to 15 will have a consent form signed by a parent, guardian, or caregiver, before getting their shot, but those without a signed form can still get their dose after going through an informed consent process with a clinical lead at the vaccine clinic.

Those aged 16 and 17 can sign their own consent forms.

Vaccination appointments can be made by calling 1-844-626-8222 or a provincial website.