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Anishnawbe Mushkiki offers COVID-19 and flu vaccine to Indigenous adults and children

Clinics are available on various days between Nov. 29 and Dec. 16 .
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Anishnawbe Mushkiki registered nurse Deanna Zago administered COVID-19 vaccine during a clinic held in March 2021 (TBNewswatch file)

THUNDER BAY — Anishnawbe Mushkiki will host clinics for all COVID-19 vaccinations and flu shots for Indigenous adults, youth and children living in Thunder Bay.

Clinics are scheduled over the next few weeks at the Canadian Lakehead Exhibition Heritage Building or Coliseum, and at the Anishnawbe Mushkiki clinic at 1260 Golf Links Road.

In an announcement Wednesday, Anishnawbe Mushkiki outlined the available vaccinations:

  • children's vaccines for First Nation, Métis and Inuit children aged five and up
  • boosters for First Nation, Métis and Inuit adults and their non-Indigenous household members, whose last dose was at least six months ago
  • first or second vaccine doses for First Nation, Métis and Inuit youth and adults, and their non-Indigenous household members aged 12 and up
  • flu shots

Vaccinations are available by appointment or by walk-in. 

Bookings may be made anytime online or by telephone at (807) 623-0383 (8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) 

Clinic hours are as follows:

  • CLE Heritage Building - Monday, Nov. 29 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • CLE Heritage Building - Tuesday, Nov. 30 from 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • CLE Coliseum - Saturday, Dec. 11 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Anishnawbe Mushkiki/1260 Golf Links Road - Thursday Dec. 2, 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Anishnawbe Mushkiki/1260 Golf Links Road - Thursday Dec. 9, 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
  • Anishnawbe Mushkiki/1260 Golf Links Road - Thursday, Dec. 16, 11:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

The clinics are offered in partnership with the Thunder Bay District Health Unit and the City of Thunder Bay.

In a statement, Anishnawbe Mushkiki said it's grateful to the Nokiiwin Tribal Council and the Indigenous Primary Health Care Council for their ongoing support of the vaccination program.

 

 

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