Urban Indigenous Vaccination Centre begins immunizing Manitoba children – CBC

Nov 26, 2021

Doctor heading First Nations Pandemic Response Team among 1st to get her kids vaccinated

The doctor at the forefront of Manitoba’s First Nations Pandemic Response Team played two important roles on Thursday night: a public health expert promoting the COVID-19 vaccine, and a mom ready to hold the hand of her children as they went to get their first dose.

“I felt a little bit emotional, I got a bit teary,” Dr. Marcia Anderson said after her daughters and nephew received their shot at the vaccine clinic run out of Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata Centre in Winnipeg.

“It’s been a big weight, worrying about our kids when they go to school, hockey games, gatherings or birthday parties,” she said. “Knowing that they’re going to have some immune system protection now is just a huge relief,” she said.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/marcia-anderson-children-vaccine-1.6263374

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