The first COVID-19 vaccines for First Nations communities will be available starting December 30, 2020 – six weeks earlier than initially anticipated. The first vaccines will be administered in 10 rural and remote First Nations communities. Takla is fortunate enough to be one of these communities. Takla was one of the first communities because we have little access to regional health care services. We are also considered a high-risk environment if any members become infected with the COVID-19 virus. – in addition to being remote – we have 24/7 primary care available throughout the holidays that will allow staff to prepare for the immunization program at our Health Clinic. We also have nursing staff who are qualified immunizers as well as existing infrastructure to accept and distribute the vaccines and meet the necessary storage requirements. FNHA has received 4,400 doses, and Takla will receive 200.

Vaccine Rollout and Information

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Resources:

https://www.canada.ca/en/health-canada/services/drugs-health-products/covid19-industry/drugs-vaccines-treatments/vaccines/moderna.html#a11

https://www.fnha.ca/about/news-and-events/news/early-access-to-covid-19-vaccine-for-rural-and-remote-first-nations-communities

https://www.fnha.ca/about/news-and-events/news/what-you-need-to-know-about-the-covid-19-vaccine

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/mrna.html

https://covid-vaccine.canada.ca/moderna-covid-19-vaccine/product-details