Urban vaccine clinics providing much needed services for Indigenous Peoples in Winnipeg – APTN News

May 13, 2021

Each day at the Ma Mawi Wi Chi Itata centre’s vaccine clinic begins in a good way with the smudging of the day’s vaccine supply and a morning prayer with the dozens of employees who work there.

Ma Mawi is one of the community organizations in the province operating an urban Indigenous immunization clinic.

Marion McKenzie, operations manager for Ma Mawi, told APTN News it’s important staff and immunizers at the site start each day off right.

“It can be a little bit challenging, it can be a little bit tiring and it is really emotionally draining when you come through and you see all these community members coming to get vaccinated,” said McKenzie of the urban vaccine clinics.

“We just know that we’re helping to create a stronger, healthier bond and circle around our community.”

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