Disease prevention is key to public health. It is better to prevent than to treat a disease. Vaccines save lives and prevent illness and disability. Immunization protects the people who receive them and those with whom they come in contact.
Vaccines are responsible for the control of many infectious diseases that were once common in this country and around the world, including polio, diphtheria, tetanus, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib), measles, rubella (German measles), and mumps. Over the years vaccines have prevented countless cases of infectious diseases and saved millions of lives.
Vaccines in Winnipeg Regional Health Authority
Publicly funded vaccines are available from multiple health care providers in the Winnipeg Health Region.
Vaccines are offered in settings that include public health units, physicians' offices, institutions and schools.
- Routine early childhood and adult immunizations (see link below for schedules) These vaccines are primarily provided by private physicians, primary care clinics and nurse practitioners.
- School based immunization services (see link below for schedules) – These vaccines are primarily provided by public health nurses in schools. Programs are offered in grade 6 and 8.
- Annual influenza immunizations – All Manitobans are eligible for influenza vaccine. Many different providers offer influenza vaccine including private physicians, primary care clinics, nurse practitioners and pharmacists.. Public Health hosts public influenza immunization clinics every October. Influenza immunization is also offered in hospitals, personal care homes, workplace clinics, as well as other settings such as pharmacies.
PHIMS is an integrated electronic public health record which includes an immunization registry. This system maintains immunization records for all Manitobans registered with Manitoba Health. Routine immunizations provided by physicians and public health are included in PHIMS. Other providers may also submit immunization records for entry into PHIMS. Some vaccines may not be included if they are not funded routinely. For example, vaccines provided for travel or work purposes may not be entered. If you are new to Manitoba, contact your local public health office to have your previous immunization records entered into PHIMS. Immunization reminder letters are mailed to parents/guardians of young children if children are missing immunizations based on the information recorded/entered into PHIMS.
If you or your child has received immunizations outside of Manitoba and you have a record of the immunization(s), contact your local public health office to arrange to have the immunization(s) added to the provincial immunization registry.
Call your local public health office for questions on immunizations and services available.
Immunization Records Clerk
2-490C Hargrave Street
Winnipeg, MB. R3G0X7
When calling to request your Immunization record, please ensure you have the following information prepared:
- Spelling of First and Last Name
- Date of Birth (mm/dd/yyyy)
- 9-digit MB Health Number
- Daytime contact number
The office hours to request your record are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. It takes approximately 5-7 business days to receive your record. At this time, walk in requests and pick up is not available.
The immunization records clerk cannot answer specific immunization questions. Please call your local Public Health Office and ask to speak to a Public Health Nurse.
2-640 Main Street
Winnipeg, MB R3B 0L8
ACCESS River East
975 Henderson Highway
Winnipeg, MB R2K 4L7
2013 - 785 Keewatin
Winnipeg, MB R2X 3B9
ACCESS Winnipeg West
280 Booth Drive
Winnipeg, MB R3J 3R7
845 Regent Avenue West
Winnipeg, MB R2C 3A9
135 Plaza Drive
Winnipeg, MB R3T 6E8
ACCESS St. Boniface
170 Goulet Street
Winnipeg, MB R2H 0R7
Point Douglas Community
601 Aikins Street
Winnipeg, MB R2W 4J5
Seven Oaks Health & Social Services Centre
Unit 3 – 1050 Leila Avenue
Winnipeg, MB R2P 1W6
Health Links – Info Santé
Health Links – Info Santé is a 24-hour, 7-days a week telephone information service. Staffed by registered nurses with the knowledge to provide answers over the phone to health care questions and guide you to the care you need.
Call anytime 204-788-8200 or toll-free 1-888-315-9257.
- Manitoba Immunization Schedules
- Frequently asked questions and answers about vaccines
- Information on Influenza in the Winnipeg Health Region
- Healthy Parenting Winnipeg-Immunization
- WRHA Immunization Pamphlet
- Fact sheets for all publicly funded vaccines in Manitoba
- Grade 6 School Immunization Program Factsheet for Parents & Guardians
- Grades 8/9 School Immunization Program Factsheet for Parents & Guardians
- Influenza and Pneumococcal Fact Sheets