Students born in 2009 or earlier can get a COVID-19 vaccine while at school throughout the next month and a half.
Starting next week, Manitoba's schools will be visited by COVID-19 immunization teams.
"These clinics will be offered during school hours and in some cases, clinics will continue to operate outside school hours as a pop-up clinic for all members of the community," the province says in a statement.
Parents are permitted to be vaccinated at their child's school with them, outside of school hours. This will last between four to six weeks.
Previously, Public Health said they would be bringing teams to schools in areas with the lowest COVID-19 vaccine uptake first. Currently, the areas with the lowest uptake include the R.M of Stanley (excluding Morden) at 23.3 per cent, Hanover (excluding Steinbach) at 48 per cent, and North Norfolk at 52.3 per cent. Winkler, which is located inside of the R.M of Stanley has a vaccine uptake of 40.2 per cent.
Mobile clinics will be popping up across Manitoba this week, including at:
- Prawda Shell gas station, Trans-Canada Highway near Hadashville, Monday, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
- near 94 McGregor St., Winnipeg, on Tuesday, from noon to 6 p.m., hosted by Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre and the Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre
- Provencher Park, 271 de la Cathedrale Ave., Winnipeg, on Saturday from 12:30 to 4:30 p.m., in partnership with the Mex Y Can Association of Manitoba Inc.
To date, 1,943,295 vaccines have been administered in Manitoba. The province is continuing to book appointments online or by phone, 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC).