COVID-19 vaccine details for Indigenous communities ‘being worked out’: Sask. chief medical health officer – CBC

First Nations, Indigenous people not explicitly prioritized in province’s vaccine distribution plan

Dec 12, 2020

The Saskatchewan government unveiled its COVID-19 vaccine delivery plan, but details like how doses will be shipped to remote and northern communities and where Indigenous people rank on the list of priorities, are still unknown.

Health Canada approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine earlier this week, and the Moderna vaccine is in the approval process. The federal government expects 249,000 doses of the two-dose Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine to arrive before the end of the month.

In anticipation of receiving its first shipment of doses, the Saskatchewan government released its vaccine delivery plan Wednesday. But First Nations and Indigenous people were not explicitly listed as priorities.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/saskatchewan/covid-19-vaccine-distribution-saskatchewan-indigenous-north-1.5838969

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