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Message from the President                                                               February 23, 2021

Message from the President - Dr. Christopher J. Cottick

Today the COVID-19 vaccine Eligibility criteria for Manitobans was updated to include health-care workers who work in dental offices and have direct contact with patients.

Only individuals who are on this eligibility list are able to call and make an appointment for immunization. The vaccine call centre phone number is 1-844-626-8222 (1-844-MAN-VACC).  You will be screened to ensure you meet current eligibility criteria when you call to book an appointment.

Additionally, Individuals working in the following settings, who may or may not have direct contact with patients or residents, are eligible:

  • Laboratories handling COVID-19 specimens;

  • Assigned to a COVID-19 immunization clinic, designated COVID-19 testing site, or designated COVID-19 alternative isolation accommodations facility;

  • Work in congregate living facilities (list of congregate living facilities), born on or before Dec. 31, 1960 (NEW: expanded from Dec. 31, 1955);

  • Work in licensed personal care homes.

For full details click on this link:

Dr. Cottick can be reached at this personal and confidential email: