Monday, December 28, 2020

Tahltan's join Gitxaala in receipt of COVID-19 vaccine

Three Tahltan communities will be receiving the
Moderna COVID-19 vaccine this week

The Tahltan Central Government has announced that three of their communities will be receiving t Moderna vaccine for COVID-19, with distribution to begin tomorrow for the communities of Dease Lake, Iskut and Telegraph Creek.

The details to the roll out for the Indigenous Nation along the Highway 37 North corridor was provided to the Tahltan Central Government's Facebook page over the Holiday period.

As we outlined earlier today, the Gitxaala First Nation is also set to received the Moderna vaccine, which is to arrive in Kitkatla later this week.

The Moderna vaccine is more easily transportable than the Pfizer-BioNTech version, which requires extreme freezer facilities for safekeeping, while the Moderna version can utilize existing facilities in each community..

The vaccines are being delivered through the Federal Government program to the Isolated Indigenous communities which have limited health care facilities.

You can follow the roll out of the COVID-19 vaccines across Northwestern BC and Haida Gwaii from our archive page here.

More on the COVID-19 response in British Columbia can be reviewed from our archive page.

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