Q&A

Vaccine Safety & Efficacy

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I’ve had one dose of vaccine, isn’t it enough? Do I really need two doses?

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The World Health Organization has said that vaccine types should not be mixed or interchanged, but we have done that in Manitoba. What does that mean?

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I work out in the gym a lot and am a very health conscious person. I’m concerned about all the different things that are in the vaccine and not sure I want it in my body.

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I’m healthy and even if I get COVID I’ll be OK.  Is it really necessary for me to get vaccinated?

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I’ve heard that fetal cells are used in vaccines and abortions are done in order to manufacture doses. Is that true?

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I want to get vaccinated but I’m breastfeeding, or planning to breastfeed. What do I need to know?

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I’ve heard that the vaccine might affect my ability to become pregnant?

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Why are youths aged 12-17 now eligible?

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Why should I bother having my child vaccinated if their symptoms are so mild?

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What are the side effects of the vaccine on youths?

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Can you shed the virus by getting vaccinated?

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How safe are the mRNA vaccines? What’s the chance of adverse reactions?

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If I am taking medication (anti-inflammatory, aspirin) or vitamins, do I need to stop taking them before my appointment?

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I tend to get light-headed and sometimes faint when I get needles. Is this going to be a problem at my vaccine appointment?

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The vaccine was developed so fast, is it safe?

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How are vaccines approved in Canada?

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Due to my health condition/medical history I am told I should talk to my doctor to see if I should get a vaccine, why? 

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Can I get another vaccine around the same time as my COVD-19 vaccine?

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I have allergies, and I’ve heard people can have bad allergic reactions to this vaccine. What are the symptoms of an allergic reaction? What should I do?

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Why are there different types of vaccines?

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Will the vaccine work if the virus mutates?

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How long is the COVID vaccine effective?

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I’ve already had COVID-19, so I’m immune and don’t need the vaccine.

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When will we reach herd immunity through vaccination?

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What are the possible side effects from the vaccine?

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I’ve heard that Pfizer has applied for approval for use as a third dose booster shot. Is Manitoba going to require a third shot?

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Is the AstraZeneca vaccine safe?

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Does this mean there are broader concerns about the COVID-19 vaccines?

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Have there been any cases of VIPIT in Manitoba?

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Could other COVID-19 vaccines cause VIPIT?

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What is the risk specifically?

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Are certain people more likely to have these serious blood clots than others?

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Eligibility for Vaccine

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I got the Pfizer vaccine for my first dose, but now that I am eligible for my second dose I can’t find an appointment with Pfizer. What do I do?

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What information do I need to book my second dose appointment?

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Do I need printed copy or proof of immunization to book an appointment or to attend a second-dose appointment?

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My first dose was with AstraZeneca / Covishield vaccine. What are my options for a second dose?

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How long should I wait to book my second dose appointment? Is it different for different vaccines?

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I have an appointment but I can’t go. Can I give my appointment to someone else?

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Can I get a vaccine at my nearest pharmacy?

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I have received my first dose vaccine and need my second dose vaccine. How will I know when I can schedule my second dose appointment?

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Is there a cost to get vaccinated?

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Will this vaccine be mandatory? 

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Is anyone in Manitoba, regardless of their immigration status, eligible for a free vaccine?

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Life After the Vaccine

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Will I need this card to access services?

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I got my vaccine outside of Manitoba, how can I register this with the province?

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How long will I have to wait to see my COVID-19 immunization record online?

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Once I get the vaccine, can I travel?

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Will I get a document with proof of vaccination?

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With new strains of COVID-19 appearing should I wait to be vaccinated?

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Do I still need to go into quarantine if I’ve had both doses of the vaccine?

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Vaccine Appointment

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Can I go with my youth for their vaccine appointment?

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I don’t want to go to my vaccine appointment alone, can I bring someone with me?

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Can I get a vaccine at my nearest pharmacy?

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If I am taking medication (anti-inflammatory, aspirin) or vitamins, do I need to stop taking them before my appointment?

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Can I wait until my younger spouse or partner is eligible before I call for my appointment so we can go together?

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How do I register for a pop-up clinic vaccine appointment?

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I tend to get light headed and sometimes faint when I get needles. Is this going to be a problem at my vaccine appointment?

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When I register to use the online appointment booking system, can I register my spouse even if they are not eligible yet, or do I register my spouse when they become eligible? When I use the online appointment booking web site, can I book other family members?

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Can I wait until my younger spouse or partner is eligible before I call for my appointment so we can go together?

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How do I register for a pop-up clinic vaccine appointment?

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When I register to use the online appointment booking system, can I book other family members? Do I have to wait until they are eligible, or can I do that anytime?

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COVID-19 Vaccine Transportation Coordination Program

For more information: call 211 or visit the website, 211 Manitoba or, Transportation Options Network for Seniors.

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What is the COVID-19 Vaccine Transportation Coordination Program?

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Who is offering the vaccine transportation program?

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Who is eligible to use the Vaccine Transportation Program?

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When can I call 211 MB to book a ride?

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Is 211 available province-wide?

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Is service available in French, or other languages?

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Will 211 MB book transportation for clients to the vaccine site once they have their vaccination appointment booked?

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Can I choose which transportation option I take, or is it assigned to me?

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Will the Vaccine Transportation Coordination Program provide a free ride to the vaccination site?

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Is this service safe?

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Am I guaranteed transportation through this service?

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What should I do if I have to cancel or reschedule my vaccine appointment?

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