COVID-19 Vaccine

Current Eligibility Criteria

Last updated: January 18, 2021

All new appointments were paused on Friday, January 15 due to the uncertainty caused by the Pfizer vaccine supply disruption. However, Manitoba has revised its updated projections and will be re-opening the call centre for new appointments at 6 a.m. on Tuesday, January 19.

At this time, appointments can be made at the super-sites in Winnipeg and Brandon.  The Thompson super-site will open on Feb. 1 but appointments will not be made until closer to the opening date.  More information about this site will be provided as soon as possible.

Only individuals who are on this eligibility list are able to call and make an appointment for immunization.

This page will be updated regularly.

Eligibility criteria currently include health-care workers whose work involves direct contact with patients and who meet at least one of the following criteria:

  • work in critical care units (intensive care units only, no age restrictions);
  • work in long-term care facilities, including personal care homes (NEW: no age restrictions)
  • work in acute care facilities, born on or before Dec. 31, 1975;
  • assigned to a COVID-19 immunization clinic or designated COVID-19 testing site (no age restrictions and may include some individuals who do not have direct contact with patients, based on their role);
  • work in a laboratory handling COVID-19 specimens (no age restrictions and may include some individuals who do not have direct contact with patients, based on their role);
  • work on a designated COVID-19 hospital ward (no age restrictions);
  • work in provincial or federal correctional facilities (no age restrictions);
  • emergency response services (ERS) and specialty patient transportation workers registered with their applicable college or association in Manitoba, born on or before December 31, 1975. This group includes professionals who perform ERS and patient transportation by land and air such as paramedics, emergency medical responders, nurses and respiratory therapists;
  • home care workers born on or before Dec. 31, 1975 (changed from Dec. 31, 1965) who are employed by a regional health authority (RHA), employed by a RHA contracted service providers or employed by a self- and family-managed care program client, and;
  • work in hospital emergency and urgent care departments (no age restrictions).

  • staff employed in congregate group care settings who provide direct care to individuals in the Community Living disABILITY Services, Child and Family Services, Homeless Shelters and Family Violence Shelters. Manitoba Families will work directly with agencies to identify eligible staff, and will contact staff directly to schedule appointments.

Designated COVID-19 hospital wards include:

  • Bethesda Hospital - Rehab
  • Boundary Trails Health Centre- Medicine
  • Brandon Regional Hospital- 500 West
  • Grace Hospital- Medicine - 5S
  • Grace Hospital- Medicine - 5N
  • Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg- Surgery - GD2
  • Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg - Surgery - GD3
  • Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg - Mental Health - PY1S
  • Health Sciences Centre Winnipeg - Mental Health - PY3S
  • Portage District General Hospital - Medicine
  • St Boniface Hospital - Medicine - E6
  • St Boniface Hospital - Surgery - AGY-6
  • Selkirk Regional Health Centre - Medicine - 2nd Floor
  • Victoria General Hospital - Medicine - 5 North

On December 23, Manitoba set out a broader plan for immunization over the coming months. The groups identified as part of the next priority groups will be included on this page as enough vaccine is available to immunize them.