Know your place in line! There are over a million Manitobans and everyone will get their turn, but it does take some planning and patience.
Groups that are more vulnerable to COVID-19 are prioritized for vaccination.
When is it your turn? Simply type in your age, answer a few questions, and you’ll find out where you are in the eligibility line-up.
Vaccines are now available – check here to learn who is eligible.
Only those who are in the ‘eligible groups’ are invited to call the toll free number to make an appointment.
Current Immunization Sites
Where to Get the Vaccine
It’s easy to find an immunization site with this map. Just remember – only first dose appointments can be made, and you must meet the eligibility criteria. When you find the location that’s right for you, click on the icon on the map for more information, including how to book.
These are permanent, larger immunization locations, and there is at least one Super-Site in every regional health authority. Once you’re eligible, you can book online or by phone. You can also request interpreter services or ASL services at Super-Sites.
Pop-Up Clinics provide access in communities where people may not be able to get to a Super-Site. They are only open on certain days, so check the map for details. Most Pop-Up Clinic appointments can be made by phone, however, the clinics in The Pas and Flin Flon offer walk-in service only.
Urban Indigenous Clinics
Urban Indigenous Vaccine Clinics provide culturally safe supports to people who might otherwise face barriers accessing immunization. A mix of appointments and walk-in vaccinations are available. When possible, child minding or children’s activity kits will be offered to support parents who may not be able to make other arrangements for child care. An Elder or traditional Knowledge Keeper will be at the sites regularly, and traditional ceremony, smudging, and traditional medicines may also be offered. Clinics are located in Thompson, Winnipeg, Brandon and Portage la Prairie for First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples.
Medical Clinics and Pharmacies
Individuals who are eligible for the AstraZeneca / Covishield vaccine can make their appointment at medical clinics or pharmacies. More information about whether vaccines are available and how to make your appointment are listed for each location.
May 6, 2021
Throughout the pandemic, I’ve seen families juggle writing business reports from home while also doing book reports with their kids. Every day, I hear from business owners with stressed voices, struggling to maintain the health and well-being of their business and staff, while their own well-being suffers from the crushing weight.
Like all Manitobans, I can relate to the disruption of routine and stress of not knowing when this pandemic will end. I’ve had to build a home office and get used to the clash of personal and professional during my workday.
The day of my vaccine appointment, I couldn’t wait to get to the pharmacy. I was watching the clock in anticipation, excited because I was about to be part of history.
Once vaccinated, I felt such a sense of relief and accomplishment. A pandemic can lead a person to feel quite powerless, but getting the vaccine made me feel like I had done something tangible to fight back.
We all want to get back to the way things were before COVID-19, and the fastest way forward is getting as many people vaccinated as soon as possible. As Canadians, we have a Charter of Rights and Freedoms, but with rights come responsibilities, and we have a responsibility to each other.
I recently spoke with owners of a family business who had to close their doors due to the pandemic. While they were obviously devastated to shut down a family business that had spanned three generations, they were even more upset knowing their 40 employees could be out of work. Being a business owner is challenging in so many ways, and as a community we have a special role and responsibility to each other and to our staff.
Despite the hardships, or maybe because of them, I’ve been remarkably inspired seeing Manitobans rally behind our local businesses and each other. Please continue to do your part and create a climate where businesses can reopen and welcome you into their stores.
There are so many reasons — economically, socially, and family-wise — to get the vaccine.
So as a community, let’s try to get every single Manitoban vaccinated. The higher the number, the more security, confidence, and assurance we’re going to have to help local businesses open. Let’s not just cross the finish line, let’s triple jump it!
We’re living history right now, so let’s make sure the story ends well.
Throughout the pandemic, I’ve seen families juggle writing business reports from home while also doing book reports with their kids. Every day, I hear from business owners with stressed voices, struggling to maintain the health and well-being of their business and staff, while their own well-being suffers from the crushing weight. Like all Manitobans, I […]
May 11, 2021
When I got the vaccine, I was expecting an emotional experience. Instead, I felt something strange I hadn’t felt in a long time—optimism. I had a sense of calm and relief seeing how many people were getting vaccinated at the same time as me.
Dealing with the pandemic has been exhausting. Of my four sons, three are teenagers (one has asthma), and my six-year-old Nolan has severe special needs. On top of that, my husband is a pharmacist who travels to vulnerable fly-in First Nation communities. Until we’re all vaccinated, my family can’t return to any semblance of normal life.
If Nolan caught COVID-19, no one knows how it would affect him. He has a rare form of epilepsy, various neurological problems, and is non-verbal, so he wouldn’t be able to tell us if he had trouble breathing. It’s an unsinkable fear of mine. Before being vaccinated, my husband had fears, too, of getting close to Nolan and passing on the virus. It’s a weird feeling to be scared to hold your child.
We’re battling this together as a family, but it’s difficult. My older sons know we’re Nolan’s protectors, but they’re still teenagers with their own lives and priorities.
I hope everyone considers not just themselves, but those around them who aren’t eligible for the vaccine yet, like Nolan. We have so much to fight for collectively, and if we work together and get vaccinated, we can all get our lives back sooner.
When I got the vaccine, I was expecting an emotional experience. Instead, I felt something strange I hadn’t felt in a long time—optimism. I had a sense of calm and relief seeing how many people were getting vaccinated at the same time as me. Dealing with the pandemic has been exhausting. Of my four sons, […]
May 11, 2021
I booked my vaccine as soon as I was eligible. My vaccination day started with a highly anticipated drive from Winnipeg to Morden, Manitoba. I made the three-hour round-trip because it meant I could get vaccinated sooner. It was quick and efficient — I was in and out in 30 minutes.
Getting vaccinated was at the top of my to-do list because I feel it’s my responsibility to protect those around me.
As a Street Supervisor for the Auxiliary Force Cadets, I spend my days on the streets with the general public in downtown Winnipeg. The community has a large contingency of vulnerable people, so being vaccinated means I am safer on the job while keeping those around me safe.
Once everyone is vaccinated, it will be a lot easier for peace officers to function and carry out our duties without having an elevated risk of COVID-19, and more importantly, without passing the virus to members of the public.
The Winnipeg Police Service puts a lot of trust in every person inside our buildings to get vaccinated and be cautious in our personal lives. So far, everyone has gone above and beyond.
The vaccine is like a light at the end of the tunnel. We’ve all been waiting for this, and if we adopt a sense of responsibility to each other, we’ll be able to achieve normal life again sooner than later.
I booked my vaccine as soon as I was eligible. My vaccination day started with a highly anticipated drive from Winnipeg to Morden, Manitoba. I made the three-hour round-trip because it meant I could get vaccinated sooner. It was quick and efficient — I was in and out in 30 minutes. Getting vaccinated was at […]
May 11, 2021
On April 19 I received my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. It was given to me by one of our healthcare-hero nurses at the RBC Convention Centre. I arrived for my five o clock appointment at four-forty-five. I was promptly attended to and directed where to go by the navigators on duty. There were sanitization stations everywhere, and everyone was maintaining proper social distancing protocols. The process was quick and efficient, and I was impressed with the display of professionalism exhibited by the staff of the Convention Centre.
I encourage all Manitobans to go out and get the vaccine when they are eligible and do their part in helping to stop the spread of COVID-19.
On April 19 I received my first dose of the Pfizer vaccine. It was given to me by one of our healthcare-hero nurses at the RBC Convention Centre. I arrived for my five o clock appointment at four-forty-five. I was promptly attended to and directed where to go by the navigators on duty. There were […]
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It will take many helping hands to make this historic COVID-19 immunization program a success. You can help protect people from COVID-19 and save lives. Positions are available for those with a variety of skills and experiences. If you want to take action and be a part of Manitoba’s immunization effort, click to learn about current opportunities.
How long will I have to wait to see my COVID-19 immunization record online?
It generally takes up to seven days after your immunization for your information to be available online. If you have a problem accessing your record and it has been at least a week, use this help form.
What is the COVID-19 Vaccine Transportation Coordination Program?
The COVID-19 Vaccine Transportation Coordination Program is an initiative that will help connect seniors and others with mobility impairments with local transportation services to help them get to vaccination sites. Seniors can call United Way’s 211 MB phone line which will then help identify and connect them to existing handi-transit services and transportation providers across the province. The COVID-19 Vaccine Transportation Coordination Program will be aligned with the current Government of Manitoba vaccination booking system.
Who is eligible to use the Vaccine Transportation Program?
The Vaccine Transportation Coordination Program is available to seniors, and others with mobility issues, who are in need of a ride to a vaccination site. 211 MB will make every effort to provide referrals to any individual who requests referral for transportation, although calling 211 MB cannot guarantee that the client will receive transportation to the vaccination site. 211 remains open and available 24/7 to any person seeking to be connect to government, health, and social services across the province.
More Myths & Facts
COVID-19 is no worse than the seasonal flu.
COVID-19 has a mortality rate of 2.5% in Canada, making it 25 times more lethal than the flu. If left to spread unchecked, hospitals would be overrun and many more thousands of people would die. Social distancing measures and wearing masks to control the spread ensures that our medical systems can deliver care to all Manitobans.
COVID-19 appears to be more contagious and spread more quickly than the flu. Severe illness, such as lung injury, is also more frequent with COVID-19 than with influenza.
The flu can be treated with antiviral drugs. No antiviral drugs are currently approved and available to treat COVID-19.
Vitamin D supplements can prevent or even treat COVID-19, so I don’t need a vaccine.
These myths began when some research studies showed higher rates of death and disease from COVID-19 in places where people have lower vitamin D levels. But these studies do not prove that low vitamin D levels are the cause of disease and death.
There is no proof that taking a vitamin D supplement can prevent or treat COVID-19.
The COVID-19 mRNA vaccine will alter my DNA.
COVID-19 mRNA vaccines do not change or interact with your DNA in any way.
Messenger RNA vaccines—also called mRNA vaccines—teach our cells how to make a protein that triggers an immune response. The mRNA from a COVID-19 vaccine never enters the nucleus of the cell, which is where our DNA is kept. Instead, COVID-19 mRNA vaccines work with the body’s natural defences to safely develop immunity to disease.
At the end of the process, our bodies have learned how to protect against future infection. That immune response and making antibodies is what protects us from getting infected if the real virus enters our bodies.
“We have a large, skilled group of health care professionals ready to do their part. I’m committed to keeping Manitobans informed about the facts, and invite everyone to step up and get their shot. Be part of a movement that will make everyone’s life better.”
Dr. Joss Reimer
Medical Lead of Manitoba’s Vaccine Implementation Task Force
Safety & Side Effects
Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine from official sources.