PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT, SHA, AND MN–S GOVERNMENT WORKING TOGETHER FOR COVID-19 VACCINE DELIVERY
January 1, 2020 – Kii-kay-taak, let’s heal. Métis Nation–Saskatchewan (MN–S) is working with the provincial government and Saskatchewan Health Authority (SHA) to ensure that all Métis Citizens equitably receive the COVID-19 vaccine. Following up on the initial COVID-19 vaccine distribution pilot, SHA is now into Phase 1 of the Vaccine Delivery Plan. This phase is expected to last three months. The vaccine will be sequenced out to key health care workers, northern residents, elders, knowledge keepers, long-term care staff and long term care residents, among others.
Northwest Saskatchewan is receiving 4,900 doses of vaccine, starting with health care workers providing direct-care to COVID-19 patients and staff and residents of long term care. Vaccination is expected to begin the first week of January 2021. Detailed plans are being developed. The distribution will occur out of health facilities in Ille-a-la Crosse, La Loche, Goodsoil, Meadow Lake, Black Lake, Uranium City, and Fond Du Lac.
The MN–S government encourages all citizens and communities to follow the public health measures and be ready to get the COVID-19 vaccine once available to the public.
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