COVID-19 Vaccine Administration

Red River College has launched a new micro-credential course to train professionals to properly administer the COVID-19 vaccine and help immunize Manitobans.

The eight-hour, tuition-free course, consisting of online theory and an in-person lab, runs throughout the fall and winter and will train qualified individuals to administer the vaccine and create immediate employment opportunities for Manitobans.

Course Information

COVID-19 vaccine course in ManitobaThis micro-credential focuses on COVID-19 vaccine administration. Vaccine administration is an important part of preventing the spread and reducing the impact of COVID-19 and assists with the pandemic response. Students will become familiar with safe COVID-19 vaccine procedures through a review of the COVID-19 virus, its causative agent, immunization, related anatomy and best practices when vaccinating clients.

The course is being offered to meet the immediate need of hiring trained individuals to assist in the administration of the COVID-19 vaccine, playing an important part in the outbreak response. It will ensure that professionals hired to administer the COVID-19 vaccine have the opportunity to upgrade or extend their skills.

The course consists of five hours of self-paced online theory, followed by a quiz (with a passing score of 80%) and three hours of an in-person skills lab held at RRC’s Notre Dame Campus in Winnipeg and Assiniboine Community College in Brandon to demonstrate competency in performing the skills required. Skills lab dates will be assigned.



Student Learning and Modules




Eligibility

The course will be available to:

  • Professions that can currently administer the COVID-19 vaccine under their scope of practice:
    • physicians,
    • physician assistants,
    • nurse practitioners,
    • registered nurses,
    • registered psychiatric nurses,
    • licensed practical nurses, and
    • paramedics.
  • Professions that can administer the COVID-19 vaccine under certain conditions, based on the Regulated Health Professions Act (vaccination administration):
    • pharmacists,
    • midwives,
    • dentists,
    • NEW! dental hygienists,
    • physiotherapists,
    • NEW! athletic therapists,
    • NEW! massage therapists,
    • NEW! chiropractors,
    • medical lab technologists,
    • veterinarians,
    • veterinary technologists,
    • respiratory therapists,
    • occupational therapists,
    • NEW! optometrists,
    • paramedicine students registered in an approved paramedic education program who have completed the injection portion of the program,
    • NEW! medical residents,
    • students in at least their second year of:
      • medicine (who have completed the immunization portion of the program),
      • physician assistant (who have completed the immunization portion of the program),
      • licensed practical nursing (who have completed the immunization portion of the program),
      • psychiatric nursing (who have completed the immunization portion of the program),
      • registered nursing (who have completed the immunization portion of the program),
      • dentistry (who have completed the injection portion of the program),
      • medical laboratory technology,
      • occupational therapy,
      • pharmacy,
      • physiotherapy,
      • chiropractic education (who have completed at least Part B of the Canadian Chiropractic Examining Board Competency Examination),
    • students in at least their third year of:
      • respiratory therapy (who have completed the injection portion of the program),
      • dental hygiene (who have completed the local anesthetic training portion of the program),
      • optometry (including graduates),
    • former health care workers, including those who may no longer be registered with their professional college, and
    • individuals qualified to practice medicine, licensed practical nursing, psychiatric nursing or registered nursing in another jurisdiction outside Manitoba or outside Canada.

See the Shared Health Manitoba website for a full eligibility list by job title.

Admission Requirements

Only individuals who have been hired as a COVID Immunization Clinic – Immunization Provider by Shared Health Manitoba are eligible for enrollment in this course.

A computer or other electronic device with Internet access is required.

English Language Assessment

English as an additional language applicants must meet the following English language requirements. Proof of the completed English Language Assessment is not required.

English Language Assessment Minimum Required Levels
(L – Listening, S – Speaking, R – Reading, W – Writing) L S R W
CanTEST (Canadian Test of English for Scholars and Trainees)
RRC Institutional or Official CanTEST accepted.
4 4 4 3.5
IELTS – Academic (International English Language Testing System)  6 6 6 6
CLB (Canadian Language Benchmark) 7 7 7 7
TOEFL-iBT (Test of English as a Foreign Language – internet Based Test)
To meet the needs of students who are unable to take the TOEFL iBT® test at a test center due to public health concerns, ETS is temporarily offering the TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition test in selected areas.
18 18 18 21

 

Communication skills are critical for success in the health-care field. You will be assessed/graded on your communication skills during the lab portion of this course. Your ability to communicate clearly will impact your success in this course.

Employment

The course is being offered tuition-free with a commitment to provide service in vaccination clinics following completion.

Currently, there are job postings for clinic managers, immunization clinical leaders, immunization team members, clinic navigators and post-immunization observation team members.

As more vaccine arrives in the province, the number of jobs available are also expected to increase.

Every precaution will be taken to help protect Manitobans who choose to work in vaccination clinics, including appropriate personal protective equipment and a safe work environment.

For more information about employment opportunities in Manitoba’s vaccine clinics, along with direct links to posting of available jobs, visit the Shared Health Manitoba website and look for the section titled Immunization Clinics.

Schedules

The section schedules are as follows:

Winnipeg

  Sun
Dec. 20
Mon
Dec. 21
Tue
Dec. 22
Wed
Dec. 23
Thu
Dec. 24
Fri
Dec. 25
Sat
Dec. 26
Winnipeg Theory Theory Theory
  Sun
Dec. 27
Mon
Dec. 28
Tue
Dec. 29
Wed
Dec. 30
Thu
Dec. 31
Fri
Jan. 1
Sat
Jan. 2
Winnipeg Lab Lab
Brandon Theory Theory Theory
  Sun
Jan. 3
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Jan. 4
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Jan. 5
Wed
Jan. 6
Thu
Jan. 7
Fri
Jan. 8
Sat
Jan. 9
Brandon Lab
  Sun
Jan. 10
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Jan. 11
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Jan. 12
Wed
Jan. 13
Thu
Jan. 14
Fri
Jan. 15
Sat
Jan. 16
Winnipeg Theory Theory Theory Lab Lab
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Jan. 17
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Jan. 18
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Jan. 19
Wed
Jan. 20
Thu
Jan. 21
Fri
Jan. 22
Sat
Jan. 23
Winnipeg Theory Theory Theory Theory /
Lab
Lab
Winnipeg Theory Theory
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Jan. 24
Mon
Jan. 25
Tue
Jan. 26
Wed
Jan. 27
Thu
Jan. 28
Fri
Jan. 29
Sat
Jan. 30
Winnipeg Theory Theory Theory Theory Lab Lab
Theory Theory Theory Theory Lab
Theory Theory
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Jan. 31
Mon
Feb. 1
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Feb. 2
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Feb. 6
Winnipeg Theory Theory Theory Theory Lab
Winnipeg Theory Theory
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Feb. 7
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Feb. 8
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Feb. 10
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Fri
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Sat
Feb. 13
Winnipeg Theory Theory Theory Theory Lab Lab

Jan. 29 Section

  Sun
Jan. 24
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Jan. 25
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Jan. 26
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Jan. 27
Thu
Jan. 28
Fri
Jan. 29
Sat
Jan. 30
Theory

Full
  Sun
Jan. 31
Mon
Feb. 1
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Feb. 2
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Feb. 3
Thu
Feb. 4
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Feb. 5
Sat
Feb. 6
Theory
Lab

Feb. 5 Section

  Sun
Jan. 31
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Feb. 1
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Feb. 5
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Feb. 6
Theory
  Sun
Feb. 7
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Feb. 8
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Feb. 13
Theory
Lab

Feb. 12 Section

  Sun
Feb. 7
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Feb. 8
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Feb. 11
Fri
Feb. 12
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Feb. 13
Theory
  Sun
Feb. 14
Mon
Feb. 15
Tue
Feb. 16
Wed
Feb. 17
Thu
Feb. 18
Fri
Feb. 19
Sat
Feb. 20
Theory
Lab

Feb. 19 Section

  Sun
Feb. 14
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Feb. 15
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Feb. 16
Wed
Feb. 17
Thu
Feb. 18
Fri
Feb. 19
Sat
Feb. 20
Theory
  Sun
Feb. 21
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Feb. 22
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Wed
Feb. 24
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Feb. 26
Sat
Feb. 27
Theory
Lab

Feb. 26 Section

  Sun
Feb. 21
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Feb. 22
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Feb. 23
Wed
Feb. 24
Thu
Feb. 25
Fri
Feb. 26
Sat
Feb. 27
Theory
  Sun
Feb. 28
Mon
Mar. 1
Tue
Mar. 2
Wed
Mar. 3
Thu
Mar. 4
Fri
Mar. 5
Sat
Mar. 6
Theory
Lab

Mar. 5 Section

  Sun
Feb. 28
Mon
Mar. 1
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Mar. 2
Wed
Mar. 3
Thu
Mar. 4
Fri
Mar. 5
Sat
Mar. 6
Theory
  Sun
Mar. 7
Mon
Mar. 8
Tue
Mar. 9
Wed
Mar. 10
Thu
Mar. 11
Fri
Mar. 12
Sat
Mar. 13
Theory
Lab

Mar. 12 Section

  Sun
Mar. 7
Mon
Mar. 8
Tue
Mar. 9
Wed
Mar. 10
Thu
Mar. 11
Fri
Mar. 12
Sat
Mar. 13
Theory
  Sun
Mar. 14
Mon
Mar. 15
Tue
Mar. 16
Wed
Mar. 17
Thu
Mar. 18
Fri
Mar. 19
Sat
Mar. 20
Theory
Lab

Mar. 15 Section

  Sun
Mar. 14
Mon
Mar. 15
Tue
Mar. 16
Wed
Mar. 17
Thu
Mar. 18
Fri
Mar. 19
Sat
Mar. 20
Theory
Lab

Mar. 19 Section

  Sun
Mar. 14
Mon
Mar. 15
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Mar. 16
Wed
Mar. 17
Thu
Mar. 18
Fri
Mar. 19
Sat
Mar. 20
Theory
  Sun
Mar. 21
Mon
Mar. 22
Tue
Mar. 23
Wed
Mar. 24
Thu
Mar. 25
Fri
Mar. 26
Sat
Mar. 27
Theory
Lab

Mar. 26 Section

  Sun
Mar. 21
Mon
Mar. 22
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Mar. 23
Wed
Mar. 24
Thu
Mar. 25
Fri
Mar. 26
Sat
Mar. 27
Theory
  Sun
Mar. 28
Mon
Mar. 29
Tue
Mar. 30
Wed
Mar. 31
Thu
Apr. 1
Fri
Apr. 2
Sat
Apr. 3
Theory
Lab

Apr. 1 Section

  Sun
Mar. 28
Mon
Mar. 29
Tue
Mar. 30
Wed
Mar. 31
Thu
Apr. 1
Fri
Apr. 2
Sat
Apr. 3
Theory
  Sun
Apr. 4
Mon
Apr. 5
Tue
Apr. 6
Wed
Apr. 7
Thu
Apr. 8
Fri
Apr. 9
Sat
Apr. 10
Theory
Lab

Apr. 9 Section

  Sun
Apr. 4
Mon
Apr. 5
Tue
Apr. 6
Wed
Apr. 7
Thu
Apr. 8
Fri
Apr. 9
Sat
Apr. 10
Theory
  Sun
Apr. 11
Mon
Apr. 12
Tue
Apr. 13
Wed
Apr. 14
Thu
Apr. 15
Fri
Apr. 16
Sat
Apr. 17
Theory
Lab

Apr. 16 Section

  Sun
Apr. 11
Mon
Apr. 12
Tue
Apr. 13
Wed
Apr. 14
Thu
Apr. 15
Fri
Apr. 16
Sat
Apr. 17
Theory
  Sun
Apr. 18
Mon
Apr. 19
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Apr. 20
Wed
Apr. 21
Thu
Apr. 22
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Apr. 23
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Apr. 24
Theory
Lab

Apr. 23 Section

  Sun
Apr. 18
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Apr. 19
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Apr. 20
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Apr. 21
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Apr. 22
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Apr. 23
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Apr. 24
Theory
  Sun
Apr. 25
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Apr. 26
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Apr. 27
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Apr. 28
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May 1
Theory
Lab

Apr. 30 Section

  Sun
Apr. 25
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Apr. 26
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Apr. 27
Wed
Apr. 28
Thu
Apr. 29
Fri
Apr. 30
Sat
May 1
Theory
  Sun
May 2
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May 3
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May 4
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May 5
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May 6
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May 7
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May 8
Theory
Lab

May 7 Section

  Sun
May 2
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May 3
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May 5
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May 6
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May 7
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May 8
Theory
  Sun
May 9
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May 10
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May 12
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May 13
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May 14
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May 15
Theory
Lab

May 14 Section

  Sun
May 9
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May 10
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May 11
Wed
May 12
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May 13
Fri
May 14
Sat
May 15
Theory
  Sun
May 16
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May 17
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May 18
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May 19
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May 20
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May 21
Sat
May 22
Theory
Lab

May 21 Section

  Sun
May 16
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May 17
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May 18
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May 19
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May 20
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May 21
Sat
May 22
Theory
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May 23
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May 24
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May 25
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May 26
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May 27
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May 28
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May 29
Theory
Lab

May 28 Section

  Sun
May 23
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May 24
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May 25
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May 27
Fri
May 28
Sat
May 29
Theory
  Sun
May 30
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May 31
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Jun 1
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Jun 2
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Jun 3
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Jun 4
Sat
Jun 5
Theory
Lab

June 4 Section

  Sun
May 30
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May 31
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Jun 1
Wed
Jun 2
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Jun 3
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Jun 4
Sat
Jun 5
Theory
  Sun
Jun 6
Mon
Jun 7
Tue
Jun 8
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Jun 9
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Jun 10
Fri
Jun 11
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Jun 12
Theory
Lab

July 16 Section

  Sun
Jul 11
Mon
Jul 12
Tue
Jul 13
Wed
Jul 14
Thu
Jul 15
Fri
Jul 16
Sat
Jul 17
Theory
  Sun
Jul 18
Mon
Jul 19
Tue
Jul 20
Wed
Jul 21
Thu
Jul 22
Fri
Jul 23
Sat
Jul 24
Theory
Lab

August 6 Section

  Sun
Aug 1
Mon
Aug 2
Tue
Aug 3
Wed
Aug 4
Thu
Aug 5
Fri
Aug 6
Sat
Aug 7
Theory
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Aug 8
Mon
Aug 9
Tue
Aug 10
Wed
Aug 11
Thu
Aug 12
Fri
Aug 13
Sat
Aug 14
Theory
Lab

 

NOTE: There are no active sections at this time.

The five-hour theory component is delivered online by RRC and the three-hour lab component is delivered in person by RRC (in Winnipeg) and Assiniboine Community College (in Brandon).

Apply

NOTE: All sections are full and course registration is currently closed. Sign up for notifications.

NOTE: The deadline to apply for the COVID-19 Vaccine Administration micro-credential course is _.

Interested individuals must apply to the COVID-19 Casual Pool. Look for the section titled Immunization Clinics.
Check Availability With Shared Health Manitoba

Immunization hires that have questions about training should email VITFTraining@sharedhealthmb.ca.

Additional Information

Questions about the course can be directed to Red River College by calling 204.694.1789 or emailing cde@rrc.ca.