COVID-19 Vaccine
 

Current Eligibility Criteria

Last updated May 8, 2021

Only first-dose appointments are being booked at all locations at this time.




Super-Sites and Pop-up Clinics



Book your COVID-19 vaccine appointment online

If you are eligible to be immunized, you can now book your vaccine appointment online for any of our supersites, quickly and conveniently.

To book, you'll need to create an account with your email address and health card number.  You can link more than one person to the same account, so that you can book for family members and loved ones as they become eligible.  Please note that only first-dose appointments should be booked at this time.

Book your COVID-19 vaccine appointment online

Once you have booked an appointment, don’t forget to print and complete your consent form. If you are a senior or have mobility issues and need help getting to your appointment, call 211 for available transportation options in your area.

If you don't have an email address or health card number, the call centre continues to be available at 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC) to book appointments at supersites and pop-up clinics. Daily hours of operation are from 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

Only individuals who are eligible can call or book an appointment online for immunization. You will be screened to ensure you meet current eligibility.



  • 35 years of age and older - NEW
  • 18+ years of age and older for Indigenous people, which includes First Nation, Métis and Inuit people
  • people who are aged 18 or older who are pregnant
  • Community Living disABILITY Services clients aged 18 or older
    • Participants should contact their community service worker, who will confirm eligibility and help to make appointments
  • individuals aged 18 or older who work:
    • as front line police officers and firefighters
    • in any health care setting, including outpatient settings,
    • vaccine warehouse,
    • alternative isolation accommodations, and
    • congregate living facilities.
  • individuals aged 18 and older who provide direct care to individuals in:
    • homeless shelters, family violence shelters, emergency placement shelters and second stage housing, and
    • congregate group care settings in Community Living disABILITY Services or the child and family services sector.
      • Manitoba Families is identifying eligible staff and contacting them directly to schedule appointments).

Questions and Answers:

I am employed by an eligible setting, but I work from home.  Am I eligible to be immunized?
If you have been working from home but will return to your workplace setting, then you are eligible to be immunized. 

I work part time.  Is there a set amount of hours or shifts I have to work before I am eligible?
You are eligible to be immunized. There is no minimum amount of shifts or hours for people who work in an eligible setting.

I don’t see my specific profession or job listed. Am I eligible?
Eligibility is based on the workplace setting, not specific jobs or roles.  If you work in an eligible setting, you can make an appointment.

I am a healthcare student and have to do a practicum in an eligible setting. Am I eligible?
Yes.

I am a contracted employee, volunteer or independent consultant.  However, I go into eligible settings for my work.  Am I eligible?
Yes. If you are working in an eligible setting, you are eligible to be immunized.  You do not have to be directly employed to be eligible.  

I go to people’s homes to provide health care services, like foot care nursing, which are not part of home care.  Am I eligible?
Yes.

How are eligible congregate living settings determined?
Congregate living settings are places where people share space for living, eating or sleeping.  Residents at congregate living settings are immunized by focused immunization teams.  This work is prioritized based on the number and ages of residents and the ability to follow public health measures. 

I am under 18, but I work in an eligible workplace setting. Can I get the vaccine?
No. Manitoba is immunizing people aged 18 or older.

I have an appointment but I can’t go. Can I give my appointment to someone else?
Your appointment is made in your name and is not transferrable.  If you’re unable to attend, please call or go online to reschedule.

I visit an eligible workplace for business purposes (sales or deliveries, for example).  Am I eligible?
No.  You must work in an eligible workplace.  Visitors to those locations are not eligible.

What is considered an outpatient health-care setting?
Any clinic that provides care to patients who are not admitted to a hospital is considered an outpatient health-care setting, and people aged 18+ who work there are eligible for immunization.  Some examples include walk-in medical clinics, primary care clinics, Access Centers, physiotherapy clinics, or similar settings.




Community-Based Eligibility


Manitobans aged 18+ in specific communities are now eligible if: 

  • they live in the specific community,
  • they work at one of the following in those communities:
    • k-12 schools,
    • child care providers,
    • food processing facilities,
    • grocery or convenience store,
    • gas station,
    • public health inspector or workplace safety and health officer, or
    • anywhere that serves food (e.g. restaurants or food banks).

Current health regions with eligible communities:

Prairie Mountain Health

  • Brandon East End
  • Brandon Downtown

Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

  • River East South - NEW
  • St. Vital North - NEW
  • Seven Oaks East - NEW
  • Inkster West
  • Fort Garry South
  • Point Douglas North
  • Downtown West
  • Downtown East
  • Inkster East
  • Point Douglas South
  • Seven Oaks West

Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority

  • Powerview-Pine Falls

Northern Regional Health Authority

  • anyone who lives or works in the region, including Churchill
  • this includes all workplaces, not only the specified ones above.

Residents or workers from these communities can now make appointments for their COVID-19 vaccine at supersites and pop-up clinics and at urban Indigenous vaccine clinics.

Use the map below to search by community or postal code to confirm your eligibility.






 

Medical Clinics and Pharmacies

The AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccine is used to provide COVID-19 vaccines in doctors’ offices and pharmacies. Manitoba public health officials have developed guidance for the use of the AstraZeneca/Covishield vaccine.

If you are a senior or have mobility issues and need help getting to your appointment at a clinic or pharmacy, call 211 for available transportation options in your area.


Eligibility Criteria

Eligible Manitobans can find their nearest clinic or pharmacy with available doses by visiting: manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/finder.html

  • individuals aged 40 and over;
  • people aged 30 to 39 who meet one or more of the following conditions - NEW:
    • chronic renal disease including end stage renal disease undergoing hemodialysis OR peritoneal dialysis
    • chronic liver disease including cirrhosis due to any cause OR portal hypertension
    • chronic cardiovascular disease including heart failure, ventricular assist device, adult congenital heart disease coronary artery disease, malignant tachyarrythmia OR cardiomyopathies
      • COPD, pulmonary hypertension, pulmonary fibrosis, interstitial lung disease, severe/uncontrolled asthma OR cystic fibrosis
      • history of cerebral vascular accident with residual deficits
      • malignant hematologic disorders including leukemia and lymphoma OR clonal blood disorder
      • malignant neoplasms (solid tissue) who will receive or are currently receiving immunosuppressive therapy including chemotherapy
      • severe obesity (BMI ≥ 40)
      • receiving one or more of the following immunosuppressive therapies: B cell therapies (e.g., rituximab, ocrelizumab), cyclophosphamide, alemtuzumab, calcineurin inhibitors, chronic dose prednisone >=20mg/day, mycophenolate, sulfasalazine and JAK inhibitors (e.g., tofacitinib)
      • solid organ or hematopoietic stem cell transplant (candidate or recipient)
      • trisomy 21 (Down’s syndrome)
      • asplenia or hyposplenism (including sickle cell disease)
    • chronic neurologic OR neurodevelopmental conditions including cerebral palsy, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, ALS OR dementia (including Alzheimer’s disease)
    • HIV (CD4 cell count ≥ 200 x 106/L and CD4 percentage ≥ 15%)
    • severe systemic autoimmune disorders (e.g., systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma, myocarditis, rheumatoid arthritis)
    • type 1 or 2 diabetes mellitus (poorly controlled and/or with complications)
    • active tuberculosis (current or previous) OR current latent tuberculosis (LTBI)
    • receiving other immunosuppressing therapy
    • individuals receiving home care OR receiving any level of Community Living disABILITY Services supports (or as per family physician determination of equivalent levels of family support).