COVID-19 Vaccine
 

Workplaces and the COVID-19 Vaccine


Manitoba is expanding access and offering options to workplaces to help their staff get immunized against COVID-19. This can help to:

  • keep the workforce healthy by decreasing likelihood of getting  COVID-19 infection and minimizing illness severity (and death) if employees get COVID-19,
  • reduce absences due to illness or isolation/quarantine requirements,
  • reduce the risk of spreading COVID-19 infection to others, and
  • protect customers.

There are a number of ways that workplaces can coordinate immunizations.

  1. Employers with occupational health services that normally include immunization or intramuscular injections can apply to the Independent Immunization Partner (IIP) program. This allows them to order and administer COVID-19 vaccines similar to a seasonal flu campaign.  Visit this page for more information and to apply.
  2. Employers can arrange to have vaccinations provided on site with a participating pharmacy or medical clinic.  A map and contact information is included below, and employers and can reach out directly to make arrangements.
  3. Group bookings are available at vaccine supersites, which are located throughout the province. To book for groups of 10 to 99 people,contact the vaccine call centre at 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC), select your language of choice, then select 2 to book an appointment, and press 8 for groups of 10 people or more.

  4. Map of locations available to provide workplace clinics

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  5. If a medical clinic or pharmacy isn't available, employers can contact their regional health authority and request a focused immunization team to come on site and administer vaccines on a particular day.

  6. Region

    Contact

    Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority

    Wendy Fontaine 
    wfontaine@ierha.ca

    Northern Regional Health Authority

    Rachelle MacDonald
    rmacdonald2@nrha.ca

    Prairie Mountain Health

    Jane Skinner 
    jskinner@pmh-mb.ca

    Southern Health-Santé Sud

    Tammy Wuerch 
    twuerch@southernhealth.ca

    Winnipeg Regional Health Authority

    Donna Jacobs
    DJacobs@wrha.mb.ca


  7. Share information with employees about how to get vaccinated.  An interactive Vaccine Shot Finder is available online and more information about the vaccine is available at ProtectMB.ca.

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