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Vaccination super site in Garden City

     770 LEILA EXTERIOR
 
Winnipeg’s second vaccination super site will be set up at Winnipeg Soccer Federation’s North complex, next to the Garden City Shopping Centre. – Photo credit: Winnipeg Soccer Federation

Winnipeg’s second vaccination super site is expected to open as early as May 7 at 770 Leila Avenue, inside the Winnipeg Soccer Federation’s North complex, next to the Garden City Shopping Centre.

The new site will have a maximum capacity of 4,154 COVID-19 vaccine doses per day, bringing a much needed boost in the race between mass vaccinations and faster spreading COVID variants of concern.

The super site will be especially welcome in the Garden City area where many Filipinos live. At the beginning of March, the Province of Manitoba released data showing that Filipinos accounted for the greatest share of all COVID-19 cases compared to our share of the provincial population. This is thought to be due to the high number of Filipinos working in health care and other essential services that are heavily affected by COVID exposure.