Frequently Asked Questions
Yes. Even if you have received two vaccinations and have waited two weeks since your second shot to be fully immunized, you must still obey the Public Health Orders, with a few exceptions:
To prove you are fully immunized, you will require a QR code on a smart phone or a plastic immunization record issued by the government. For more details about how to receive your record, click here.
Social distancing is a health recommendation, not law. You are not legally required to stay 2 metres away from other people, although this is what health experts have recommended to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.
However, the Manitoba government has enacted a number of public health orders that you are legally required to follow throughout the province. As of July 17, 2021, these include:
A list of the provincial restrictions and any exceptions can be found here.
For a full list of up to date information, please visit the Government of Manitoba website here. Individuals who do not comply with the public health order to wear a mask could be fined $298, and could be fined $1,296 for other infractions. Corporations that do not comply could be fined $5,000.
The Government of Canada has also put an emergency order in place under the Quarantine Act that applies to travellers entering Canada from other countries. Violating the order could result in high fines and/or jail time. For more information about this order, visit the Government of Canada website here.
There are currently four COVID-19 vaccines that have been approved for use in Canada: Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, Astra-Zeneca, and Janssen (Johnson & Johnson). A vaccine is only approved by Health Canada when there is sufficient data showing that it is safe and effective. You can find more information about how vaccines are approved, and a list of other vaccines currently under review here.
As with any vaccine, there may be side effects associated with receiving a COVID-19 vaccine. You can read more about the side effects here. If you have concerns about receiving the vaccine, you should consult with your doctor before being vaccinated.
If you are eligible for the vaccine, you can make an appointment to get vaccinated at a vaccination Super-Site online by visiting this link. To book online, you will need to create an account using your email address and your Manitoba Health Card number.
If you prefer to book an appointment over the phone, or if you would rather be vaccinated at a Pop-Up clinic instead of a Super-Site, you must call 1-844-MAN-VACC (1-844-626-8222). The call centre is open every day from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM, and interpretation services are available for over 100 languages. Remember to have your Manitoba Health Card number handy if you are booking by phone.
You will need to bring identification, such as your health card or driver’s license. You must also fill out a consent form (which you can do ahead of time by printing out the one found here). You must wear a mask, and you should also wear a short sleeved shirt to make vaccination easier. If you need to, you are allowed to bring a caregiver or family member with you, as long as they also wear a mask.
To help with physical distancing, you should only arrive at the vaccination site 15 minutes before your appointment, but you should plan to stay on the site for 45 minutes.
Both the Government of Canada and the Government of Manitoba have information pages about vaccines. There you can find information about the vaccines that have been approved in Canada, a list of possible side effects and risks, and vaccination statistics.
Yes. The Government of Canada has made many of their resources about COVID-19 (such as fact sheets and videos) available in a number of languages other than English and French.
You can find links to these resources here.
The Mental Health Virtual Therapy Program is available to all residents of Manitoba 16 years old and older who are experiencing mild to moderate anxiety symptoms as a result of COVID-19. See Website