More pop-up vaccination clinics have been announced throughout Manitoba - including another clinic in Flin Flon.
The next set of clinics was announced by provincial public health officials March 26, the date of the second pop-up clinic to be held in Flin Flon. Included in the list was another date for a pop-up clinic in Flin Flon, which will take place April 9 at the Flin Flon Community Hall from 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.. The pop-up clinics provide doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to smaller communities away from the province's main vaccine "supersites" in Winnipeg, Brandon, Thompson, Selkirk and Morden.
Appointments for the third clinic can be made by calling 1-844-626-8222.
Immunization clinics were announced in several Manitoba communities, but only three clinics were confirmed by provincial officials. In addition to the clinic in Flin Flon, two further clinics were announced in The Pas at the Roy H. Johnston Arena. Those two clinics will take place April 7 and 14, both from 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. Other clinics will be announced in the near future, according to a provincial government news release.
"Additional pop-ups sites and appointments will also be opening up, beginning the week of April 21 and more will be announced in the coming weeks," reads the release.
As of March 26, Manitoba is estimated to have administered 157,399 doses of COVID-19 vaccines, around two-thirds of which are first doses. The province now estimates more than half of people over age 80 have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
Smaller northern communities that have already taken part in the Thompson-based "Vaxport" program - involving flying or otherwise transporting people to the Thompson Airport to receive their doses - will have a chance for residents to receive a second dose by mid-April, according to government officials.
People eligible for vaccines in Manitoba currently include, as of March 26, people ages 65 or older and First Nations people ages 45 or older for doses at supersites and pop-up clinics. Doses of the AstraZeneca-COVISHIELD vaccine are also available for people ages 50-64.