Operation Remote Immunity’ kicks off, bringing vaccines to fly-in Indigenous communities in Ontario – CTV News

TORONTO — Planes filled with precious cargo prepared for takeoff this morning as Operation Remote Immunity, a program aiming at bringing the vaccine to fly-in communities in Ontario, officially took flight.

Operation Remote Immunity will deliver the Moderna vaccine to 31 First Nation communities in Northern Ontario, most of which can only be reached by air.

Neskantaga First Nation Chief Christopher Moonias was the first to roll up his sleeve and get vaccinated in his community. He shared the experience on Facebook Live to demonstrate his confidence in the vaccine.

“Those are the guys that are waiting to be vaccinated,” he said in the video, panning to show people waiting in a spaced out line in the hallway. “We got about 40 people today coming, 30 tomorrow, and more the day after.”

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