Pabineau First Nation sees big demand for booster shots at community clinic – CBC

Dec 01, 2021

Making appointments flexible and welcoming has been crucial, says health director

A northern New Brunswick community is seeing strong interest from people looking to get a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine as outbreaks are occurring at seven First Nations around the province.

Pabineau First Nation, about 10 kilometres south of Bathurst, has given boosters to more than 160 people, nearly the entire population, at its community health centre and it is planning additional clinics.

Chief Terry Richardson said offering the vaccine directly in the community is important.

“To provide the service here, it gives our elders more confidence to come in. They know the people here,” he said. “It’s less stressful for a lot of our members who aren’t able to travel, who don’t have vehicles.”

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