Population & Public Health


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.

Contact Us

Call your local public health office for questions on immunizations and services available.

Immunization Records Clerk

2-490C Hargrave Street

Winnipeg, MB. R3G0X7

Phone: (204) 938-5347     Fax: (204) 940-2690

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 8:30am to 4:30pm. It takes approximately 5-7 business days to receive your record. Walk-in request processing time is the same.

*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*

ACCESS Downtown East

2- 640 Main Street

Winnipeg, MB.  R3B 0L8

Phone: (204) 940-8711

Fax: (204) 940-2116

ACCESS Downtown West

2-755 Portage Ave

Winnipeg, MB.  R3G 0N2

Phone: (204) 940-6669

Fax: (204) 940-2468

ACCESS Fort Garry

135 Plaza Drive

Winnipeg, MB. R3T 6E8

Phone: (204) 940-7091

Fax: (204) 940-7466


2013 – 785 Keewatin

Winnipeg, MB. R2X 3B9

Phone: (204) 938-5900

Fax: (204) 935-5994

ACCESS River East

975 Henderson Highway

Winnipeg, MB. R2K 4L7

Phone: (204) 938-5000

Fax: (204) 938-5119

ACCESS St. Boniface

170 Goulet Street

Winnipeg, MB. R2H 0R7

Phone: (204) 940-1692

Fax: (204) 940-2082

ACCESS Transcona

845 Regent Avenue West

Winnipeg, MB.  R2C 3A9

Phone: (204) 938-5555

Fax: (204) 938-5511

ACCESS Winnipeg West

280 Booth Drive

Winnipeg, MB.  R3J 3R7

Phone: (204) 940-2388

Fax: (204) 940-2636

Point Douglas Community

Health Centre

601 Aikins Street

Winnipeg, MB. R2W 4J5

Phone: (204) 940-2025

Fax: (204) 940-2302

River Heights Health & Social Services Centre

135 Plaza Drive

Winnipeg, MB. R3T 6E8

Phone: (204) 940-2313

Fax: (204) 940-7466

Seven Oaks Health & Social Services Centre

Unit 3 - 1050 Leila Avenue

Winnipeg, MB.  R2P 1W6

Phone: (204) 938-5600

Fax: (204) 938-5609



Health Links 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

Fact Sheets

WRHA Immunization Pamphlet

Fact sheets for all publicly funded vaccines in Manitoba

School Immunization Program

Influenza and Pneumococcal Fact Sheets



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