Manitoba will continue to focus on COVID-19 immunizations for school-aged youth this fall. Immunization teams will attend all schools with students who were born on or before December 31, 2009 provide first and second doses, starting in areas with lower vaccine uptake, to help reduce potential barriers to immunization. Planning is also underway for a school-based campaign for children aged 5-11, once the COVID-19 vaccines are approved for use.
School-based clinics will be just one of many options available to students to get a COVID-19 vaccination. Supersites will continue to take appointments well into the school year and community based pop ups will continue to be offered along with the option to get a vaccination from your primary health care provider or from your local pharmacy.
Youth Catch-up Immunizations
Parents and caregivers can now make appointments for young people to catch up on important immunizations that may have been delayed due to the pandemic, such as
- human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine,
- hepatitis B vaccine,
- meningococcal conjugate quadrivalent (Men-C-ACYW-135) vaccine, and
- tetanus, diphtheria and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccine OR tetanus, diphtheria, acellular pertussis and polio (Tdap-IPV) vaccine.
Appointments are available at many of the vaccine supersites, beginning Monday, August 23. Letters and immunization records are being sent out to households with youth who are due for, or may have missed, one or more doses of these vaccines.
To book an appointment, contact the vaccine call centre at 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC) or book your appointment online. You can also contact your primary health care provider to make an appointment.
More information for parents, caregivers and youth related to the school-immunization catch-up campaign are included below.
Letter to Parents:
School Immunizations Consent Form:
Grade 6 Immunizations
- Grade 6 Factsheet
- HPV vaccine – Gardasil® 9 Product Monograph
- Hepatitis B Vaccine – Engerix®-B Product Monograph
- Meningococcal Conjugate Quadrivalent Vaccine – Menactra® Product Monograph
- Meningococcal Conjugate Quadrivalent Vaccine – Nimenrix® Product Monograph
Grade 8/9 Factsheet Immunizations
- Grade 8/9 Factsheet
- Tetanus, Diphtheria, acellular pertussis (Tdap) Vaccine – Boostrix® Product Monograph
- Tetanus, Diphtheria, acellular pertussis and inactivated polio (Tdap-IPV) vaccine – Adacel®-Polio Product Monograph
- Tetanus, Diphtheria, acellular pertussis and inactivated polio (Tdap-IPV) vaccine – Boostrix®-Polio Product Monograph
FAQ For Parents
FAQ For Healthcare Providers
- FAQ For Healthcare Providers
- Memo to Healthcare Providers
- Memo to Health Care Providers: Reporting COVID-19 and School Vaccine Doses Administered to Clients without a PHIN
- COVID-19 and School Vaccine Inputting Form for Medical Clinics for Patients without a Manitoba PHIN
- COVID-19 and School Vaccine Inputting Form for Pharmacies for Clients Not Found in PHIMS
Return to School Plan
Manitoba is committed to providing a safe and effective transition back into the classroom for all Kindergarten to Grade 12 students.
The Manitoba government has released its safe return to school plan that will ensure a safe and healthy environment is in place for all students and staff, including having all students in class full-time while continuing to follow recommended public health fundamentals.
Full details on the Restoring Safe Schools plan can be found at https://www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/covid/index.html.
Ways to Help
Learn more about the COVID-19 vaccine
from official sources.