The Nawash Health Centre is holding a COVID-19 vaccination clinic Wednesday, March 17, from 9:30 AM – 2:00 PM at the Kikendaasogamig Elementary School, by appointment ONLY. This clinic is open to all Chippewas of Nawash Unceded First Nation Members in the Grey Bruce area, who are 16 years or older. Please call the Nawash Health Centre as soon as possible to make your vaccination appointment: 519-534-0373.
Priority Group: Members in the Grey Bruce area, who are 16 years or older, and who have not received a first dose
Date: Wednesday, March 17, 2021
Time: 9:30 AM – 2:30 PM
Location: Kikendaasogamig Elementary School gymnasium
Our community COVID-19 vaccination is proceeding well. Our goal is to fully vaccinate 75%-80% of the adults in Neyaashiinigmiing, to achieve herd immunity. We are well on our way towards that goal. In the coming weeks, residents who have already received a first dose will begin receiving their second and final dose of the Pfizer vaccine, with the full measure of immunity developing about 10-14 days later. We still have many people left to vaccinate, however.
All of the Council and most of our staff have now received at least a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Our vaccine program is of critical importance because it is our only practical way out of the pandemic. Suggestions that we allow the virus to sweep through the community to build immunity are simply not acceptable. COVID-19 is a serious and often fatal illness. We must be vaccinated, and as quickly as possible.
It is also a poor idea to delay being vaccinated on the theory that if our neighbours take the vaccine then we don’t have to. An unvaccinated person is still at risk of catching and transmitting the virus to every unvaccinated person around them, including their family members, friends, children, and those who are immuno-compromised. For the sake of all our relations, please get your vaccination as soon as possible.
We look forward to seeing you at a vaccination clinic soon! 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.