COVID-19 Vaccine

Physician and Pharmacist Vaccination Partners

As additional vaccines become available, it is expected that ásome will not need to be carefully transported or require specialized freezers. This means physicians and community pharmacies will be able to join Manitoba’s COVID-19 vaccine roll-out.

The Manitoba government has been working with its network of physician and pharmacist flu vaccination partners to prepare for the delivery of COVID-19 vaccines that do not need to be frozen. This includes the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Manitoba, College of Family Physicians, College of Pharmacists, Doctors Manitoba and Pharmacists Manitoba.

Starting shortly, the Vaccine Implementation Task Force will be seeking applications from community pharmacists and physicians who are willing to provide COVID-19 vaccines.

Registations will be reviewed by public health experts, and qualifying physicians/pharmacists will be contacted with a package of information, including any needed training information.

This will ensure a list of front-line providers who are able and willing to provide COVID-19 vaccines can be prepared and in place when these vaccines arrive in Manitoba.

Vaccines will be allocated by considering a variety of criteria including clinic vaccination history, capacity, geography, and others with preference given to those with recent flu vaccination experience in Manitoba.