Our first two vaccination clinics were held at the Maadookii Seniors Centre and catered to the elderly and vulnerable living in the Seniors Apartment Complex and around the reserve. 73 residents were given the first dose of the two-dose Moderna vaccine. On Wednesday, March 10, we will reach a significant milestone in our battle against COVID-19, when these first vaccine recipients receive their second dose of the Moderna vaccine. While it will take 2-3 weeks for their COVID-19 immunity to fully develop, we will have our first group of fully vaccinated residents! If you received your first COVID-19 vaccination at the Maadookii Seniors Centre, please contact the Health Centre to ensure you are scheduled for your second dose at the March 10 clinic.
The Nawash Health Centre is holding a third large vaccination clinic on Wednesday, March 17 to provide residents and staff with a first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The planned clinic will administer the first dose of Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine, which requires two doses to reach maximum effectiveness. After the first dose is given, the vaccinated person must wait a minimum of 4 weeks before receiving the second shot. Any Neyaashiinigmiing residents or staff, who are at least 16 years old, and have not yet received a first dose of any COVID-19 vaccine, should contact the Health Centre immediately to schedule their shots at the March 17 clinic.
Call the Nawash Health Centre at 519-534-0373 for the following clinics:
Priority Group: Residents who received the Moderna first dose at the Maadookii Seniors Centre
Date: Wednesday, March 10, 2021
Time: 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Location: Maadookii Seniors Centre
Priority Group: All residents over 16 years of age who have not received a first dose
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Time: 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Location: Kikendaasogamig Elementary School gymnasium
In the weeks following the March 17 first-dose clinic, we will begin scheduling second-dose clinics. More information will be announced as soon as it is available.
We are pleased with our vaccination progress and urge all residents to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Whether vaccinated or not, all community members are asked to continue to observe pandemic protocols until further notice.
- Wear a mask outside your home.
- Wash your hands frequently.
- Watch your distance and stay 2 meters away from people you don’t live with.