All First Nations, Métis and Inuit people in Manitoba may now make a vaccination appointment. #covid19
This involves a Pfizer or Moderna shot at a supersite, pop-up clinic or Indigenous-led clinic. You must be 18 or up.
AZ eligibility at docs and pharmacies remains 40 and up, and people with serious health conditions in their 30s.
MB is making the change to vaccinate all Indigenous adults because:

- First Nations cases off reserve are increasing.
- Vaccination uptake by urban First Nations residents lags people on reserves
Appointments for all Indigenous adults can be made today, starting at 11:45 a.m.
Dr. Reimer says general vaccination eligibility will broaden within the week.

Meaning, the age bar for Pfizer and Moderna appointments for non-Indigenous adults will drop from 50.
Dr. Anderson says the two Indigenous-led clinics in Winnipeg are vaccinating walk-ins today and tomorrow.

This reduces the accessibility bar.
Dr. Reimer says she is not involved in the premier's plan to send teachers to North Dakota to be vaccinated.
Reimer says she has no comment on the plan. Says conversations are happening at a higher level.

"I'm not part of international discussions and agreements."
Anderson: Second doses are being administered on reserves.
Dr. Anderson says any Manitoba adult who self-identifies as First Nations, Metis and Inuit will be vaccinated.

There will be no additional screening.
Reimer asked if school employees would have been next profession targeted for general vaccinations.

She said she won't speculate.

Notes school employees in high-priority areas can be vaccinated now.
Reimer says MB may announce the final priority areas Tuesday.

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