COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Criteria

Last updated June 25, 2021

Eligibility Criteria

Last updated: June 25, 2021

All Manitobans aged 12 years and older are eligible to schedule a first dose vaccine appointment.

Anyone who has received a first dose of any vaccine can now book their second dose vaccine appointment.  There must be a minimum of 28 days between the administering of your first and second shot.

Individuals will not be allowed to receive their second dose if it is not at least 28 days after their first.

If your first dose was AstraZeneca, it’s recommended that you  book an mRNA (Pfizer or Moderna) vaccine. If you cannot receive an mRNA for any reason, you may book an AstraZeneca shot at one of the medical clinics or pharmacies serving as a regional hub instead.  Find the one nearest you here:

While not required, it is recommended to wait at least 8 weeks after receiving a 1st dose of AstraZeneca/COVIDSHIELD before receiving a 2nd dose of any vaccine.

Check this interactive map for the most convenient location for you to get your vaccine.  Walk-ins are available at many locations, and you can also book your appointment online or by calling 1-844-MAN-VACC (1-844-626-8222).

Both mRNA vaccines Getting a different second dose is safe and effective. Please note there may be situations where the vaccine initially offered at the clinic will be changed to the vaccine that is currently available.

Consent Forms

You will need to fill out and print a consent form for your first and second dose. This will ensure:
any changes in your health status can be reviewed before your second dose providers will have the most up-to-date information in case you are getting a different vaccine health professionals can review if you had an allergic reactions to a previous dose of the vaccine

Filling out the form in advance will also make it faster for you to get your vaccine. Click here to fill out and print the consent forms.

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.

More Information about Second Doses

Both mRNA vaccines are safe, effective, and interchangeable. You do not need to wait for the same dose for your second shot. Book whichever mRNA vaccine is available to you soonest.
COVID-19 Vaccines, Information about Dose 2 (pdf)

To get your second shot, you will need to know when you received your first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and the type of vaccine you received - Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD.

If you do not recall this information and you have a Manitoba Health card, go to: to access this information. 

If your immunization record is incomplete or incorrect, or you received a first dose outside of Manitoba, fill in this e-form to submit your information.