NEW! Inuit Household COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics December 20th and 21st at MIA

Your entire household aged 5+ is eligible!

All Inuit and their non-Inuit household members aged 5+ are invited to attend the next Manitoba Inuit Association COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic together.

All doses are available, including pediatric doses, adult doses and booster shots. The Provincial Immunization Team will be delivering the Pfizer vaccine to:

  • Children 5-11 years of age: 1st pediatric dose. (Children must be 5 years old by December 13th)
  • Adolescents 12-17 years of age: 1st or 2nd dose. (There must be a minimum of 28 days between receiving the first and second shots)
  • Adults 18+: 1st or 2nd dose, or booster shot. (To be eligible for a booster shot, you must have already received your 2nd dose before June 20th, 2021).

Location: 1000 Notre Dame, Manitoba Inuit Association Offices

Dates: December 20th and 21st

Pre-Register by December 10th to attend MIA Clinics

  1. Pre-Register ONLINE OR
  2. Contact Judy Clark by Email at: judy.clark@manitobainuit.ca OR
  3. Phone our office at 204-774-6848 between 9:00am and 4:00pm Monday to Friday.

Once we receive your Household's Pre-Registration, we will send you an email the week of December 13th with your appointment time for all members of your household.

Deadline to Book Transportation Assistance: December 10th

If you need transportation assistance to attend the December 20th or 21st clinic, please let us know by noon on December 10th, so we can organize your ride.

To book transportation assistance, please contact:

Free parking is available in the MIA parking lot as well as free parking on side streets near by.

Be Prepared for the Vaccine Clinic!

  • Bring your Manitoba Health card. If you do not have a Manitoba Health card, please bring another type of identification, such as a driver's licence, a student card, a land claim enrolment card, or Nunavut Health Card.
  • Wear a mask.
  • Wear a short sleeved shirt.
  • Bring a completed COVID-19 Vaccine Consent Form for each member of your household (found at ProtectMB.ca/Resources at www.gov.mb.ca/asset_library/en/covid/covid19_consent_form.pdf).

Everyone who is immunized must complete this consent form. A parent or guardian should complete the consent form for youths under 18. We will have extra copies of the consent form for your use if you do not have one completed.

See up-to-date answers to questions about eligibility for vaccines at the Government of Manitoba site:
https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/eligibility-criteria.html#criteria


MIA Completed 3 Successful
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

MIA staff Jenelle Sammurtok, Judy Clark and Janet Kanayok welcome Inuit families to an MIA vaccine clinic

Manitoba Inuit Association staff, the Inuit community, and Provincial FIT teams (Focused Immunization Team) completed three successful COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics held April 26th, May 25th, and June 16th 2021 at MIA offices at 1000 Notre Dame Avenue in Winnipeg.

A total of 350 vaccines were delivered to Inuit families. It was joyful to see so many Inuit families pass through the MIA facility during our Vaccine Clinics.

Booking Options for a COVID-19 Vaccine Appointment outside of MIA Clinics

Pfizer and Moderna appointments can be booked at both large and small venues.

  1. Pharmacy or Pop up Clinic:
    Visit https://manitoba.ca/covid19/vaccine/finder.html
    Find a location near you, and book an appointment by phone or learn about walk in clinic options at this site.
  2. Book with a Government of Manitoba vaccine clinic:
    Online: https://protectmb.ca Click on "Book Your Appointment"
    By Phone: 1-844-MAN-VACC (1-844-626-8222).
  3. Book with an Indigenous Centre Clinic:
    To book an appointment at the centres listed below in Winnipeg, Brandon or Portage la Prairie, contact the provincial call centre at 1-844-626-8222 to make your appointment, or contact them directly:
    • Brandon Friendship Centre, 205 College Ave., Brandon, (204-573-7239)
    • Portage Urban Indigenous Clinic at 11 Second St. NE, Portage la Prairie; (204-240-7272)
    • Aboriginal Health and Wellness Centre, 181 Higgins Ave., Winnipeg, (204-925-3742)
    • Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre - Win Gardner Place, 363 McGregor Ave., Winnipeg (204-599-6551)
  4. Contact Manitoba Inuit Association if you need assistance with booking an appointment:

Getting your Immunization Card

Fourteen days after you received your 2nd dose, we encourage you to immediately apply for your Immunization Card.

If you have a Manitoba Health Card, and you received both Vaccine doses in Manitoba -- it is easy:

Go to: www.gov.mb.ca/covid19/vaccine/immunization-record.html and click on "Request Your Immunization Card"

What if I received one dose in a different province or territory?

People who received a COVID-19 vaccine outside of Manitoba will need to get a record of their vaccination from the jurisdiction they received their vaccine. You may then contact covidimmunizationrecordsinformation@gov.mb.ca to update that information. Individuals may also contact their local public health office with this information if needed. After this information has been updated, you can then request an immunization card online.

What if I have a Nunavut Health card and want proof I received a vaccine in Manitoba?

People who hold Nunavut Health cards and want proof of vaccination by Manitoba Health are advised to contact Public Health at: 204 938-5347. You can ask to obtain your vaccine record from this specific office for Nunavut Health cardholders.

Need a Manitoba Health Card or to update your address?

To register for a Manitoba Health Card, or to update your address:

Online: www.gov.mb.ca/health/mhsip/mbcard.html

By Phone:

Insured Benefits Branch
Manitoba Health and Seniors Care

Phone Numbers:
Voice: 204-786-7101
Toll Free: 1-800-392-1207
Fax: 204-783-2171
Deaf Access Line TTY/TDD: 204-774-8618


Read on to learn more!


Is the Vaccine Right for You?
Learn more about COVID-19 Vaccines

Many governments, Indigenous, and Inuit organizations have developed materials to help you make a decision about the vaccine. We have listed many useful resources for you to conduct your own research here.

It is YOUR choice. Please get informed about the vaccine.

Respecting Inuit Culture of Inclusion

Respecting Elders: Inuit Elders are at greater risk of severe outcomes from contracting COVID-19. No matter where older Inuit live in Manitoba, we all wish to ensure our Elders have early access to the vaccine if they choose to be vaccinated. Our Elders hold the key to Inuit culture and knowledge and we must prioritize them in accessing the vaccine.

Inuit household inclusion: A key part of being an Inuk living in Manitoba is recognizing that our families often include non-Inuit. We are proud of our inclusive families -- where we take care of each other no matter if we are Inuit or non-Inuit.

Inuit Societal Values (ISV) inform our approach to advocating for, and planning for access to vaccines for Inuit in Manitoba, specifically:

  • Inuuqatigiitsiarniq: Respecting others, relationships and caring for people.
  • Tunnganarniq: Fostering good spirits by being open, welcoming and inclusive.
  • Pijitsirniq: Serving and providing for family and/or community.
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