Care Home Vaccination Plan

Manitoba Post StaffNews

WINNIPEG – Premier Brian Pallister says all personal care home residents will be vaccinated in 28 days starting next week.

The PCH immunization campaign is set to begin on Monday across the province.

“This is the next crucial phase in our plan to protect Manitobans from COVID-19,” said Pallister. “We have built a plan to immunize some of our most vulnerable people as quickly as possible, now that we can bring the vaccine to them safely. By early March, every eligible resident will have received both doses and the fullest protection we can provide against this virus.”

Over the week, focused immunization teams, known as FIT’s, will visit seven locations in every regional health authority. They will immunize an estimated 1,157 people at:

• Boyne Lodge, Carman, Southern Health–Santé Sud;

• Charleswood Care Centre, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority;

• Hillcrest Place, Brandon, Prairie Mountain Health;

• Oakview Place, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority;

• St. Paul’s Residence, The Pas, Northern Health Region;

• Tudor House, Selkirk, Interlake Eastern Regional Health Authority; and

• Tuxedo Villa, Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.

The province has developed a week-by-week plan to immunize an estimated 9,834 people living in PCH’s across Manitoba. They will receive their first dose of vaccine within 28 days of the campaign launch, as long as the vaccine continues to be delivered by the federal government as expected. The schedule will then be repeated immediately to provide the second dose to all PCH residents.