Caution over COVID-19 Urged During Vaccine Rollout – FNHA

Jan 18, 2021

The news lately has been full of smiling faces and happy communities as the first slate of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccines reached remote and isolated First Nations recently​.

As of Jan. 12, just over 4,100 vaccines had been administered in 19 remote First Nations communities in BC. Clinics have been continuing daily and by the end of the month, more than 60 First Nations communities will have had them.

“We’re very excited as to the uptake, where people have agreed to accept the vaccine and have encouraged each other to do that,” said Dr. Shannon McDonald, Acting Chief Medical Officer for the First Nations Health Authority.

Despite the fact vaccines are arriving in First Nations communities, Dr. McDonald is urging individuals not to let down their guard against the COVID-19 virus.

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