On February 2, 2021, Manitoba Health and Seniors Care (MHSC) announced that physicians and pharmacists will be recruited to vaccinate the general public against COVID-19 within their respective practices. MHSC expects that additional vaccines with less stringent storage and transport requirements will become available in the coming days and weeks once they are approved by Health Canada.
Manitoba’s Vaccine Implementation Task Force will be inviting pharmacists and physicians to apply to provide these COVID-19 vaccines to patients and the public once they become available. Participation in the COVID-19 vaccine campaign is voluntary and MHSC registration forms will be posted in the coming days. It is expected that the application process will be open for several weeks.
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The Manitoba government News Release is available at the following link:
Please note that for the purposes of the COVID-19 vaccine administration in community pharmacies, all pharmacists wishing to participate must have an active Certification of Authorization to Administer Drugs and Vaccines by Injection from the College. Please see the Administering Drugs and Vaccines by Injection Information Sheet for more information on obtaining and maintaining authorization.
The COVID-19 pandemic is continually evolving. The College will continue to update registrants on COVID-19 developments through its COVID-19 webpage, Friday Five publications, and email communications.