Manitoba Premier Brian Pallister announced that the province will be providing immunization cards to those who have received their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
According to the premier, the card will be available to people two weeks after they received their second dose of the vaccine and will enable them to travel between provinces without the need to self-isolate when they return to Manitoba.
“Many Manitobans have rolled up their sleeves over these past few months and done their part in protecting our province, and I want to commend them for doing so,” said Pallister.
The premier noted that the card will provide additional benefits like expanded visitation at hospitals and personal care homes if the person they are visiting have also had both doses. Individuals won’t need to self-isolate either if they fully vaccinated and are identified as a close contact to to someone with COVID-19.
More benefits are expected to be added in the coming weeks.
“We are all eager to be able to travel, visit family and friends, and enjoy the many freedoms we have taken for granted and missed these many months,” said Pallister. “Getting vaccinated and following public health orders to protect each other and our health-care system is the fastest way to save our summer and get back to doing some of the things we love and see the people we miss.”
The card itself will contain no personal health information and will have both your first and last names along with a QR code that can be scanned proving you have been fully vaccinated. The card will be available in digital and physical versions.
In order to be eligible to receive the card you must have a Manitoba health card, have received two doses of a vaccine and wait 14 days after your second dose before applying.
Once you meet the criteria you can apply for your card at https://immunizationcard.manitoba.ca/ or call (204) 786-7101 or 1-800-392-1207 if you do not have internet access.
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