Only a few eligible members of Northern Manitoba First Nations have refused COVID-19 vaccine: chiefs – Thompson Citizen

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Only a few eligible members of Northern Manitoba First Nations have refused COVID-19 vaccine: chiefs – Thompson Citizen

by ahnationtalk on January 13, 202123 Views

Leaders of some of the seven Northern Manitoba First Nations that have received their first shipments of COVID-19 vaccines say it is a turning point in the battle against the virus, even if a small percentage of people aren’t eager to be immunized.

One of those leaders put himself forward as an example for others and received the first vaccination in Pimicikamak Cree Nation (PCN) and in any Manitoba First Nation.

PCN Coun. Mervin Garrick was with Chief David Monias and another councillor to meet the plane when it arrived with the first shipment of 199 doses of the Moderna vaccine on Jan. 7. As an elder 70 or older, he was eligible to receive the vaccine and did so that night, with local nurse Brenda Frogge administering the shot.

Read More: https://www.thompsoncitizen.net/news/nickel-belt/only-a-few-eligible-members-of-northern-manitoba-first-nations-have-refused-covid-19-vaccine-chiefs-1.24266282

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