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Splatsin is operating in Alert Level 3: High. There are 0 active cases and 0 people in self-isolation in the community.
It has been a busy five days of vaccine clinics at the Community Centre. As of today, our Registered Nurses have immunized over 200 Splatsin community members 18 and older. There are still doses of the vaccine available, however, Interior Health may take the unused vaccine back this week. If you have not called Splatsin Health Services to book your appointment and would like to receive the vaccine, call tomorrow morning (Friday): (250) 838-9538.
If you are hesitant about receiving the vaccine, we want you to know that we understand the historical reasons and trauma that may have contributed to that. That said, the Moderna vaccine we received is safe and very effective at 92% after the first dose and up to 95% after the second. Unlike traditional vaccines, the mRNA vaccine our health team has does not include a weakened version of COVID-19. Instead, the vaccine gives your cells to make a harmless piece of what is called “spike protein” which is found on the surface of the virus that causes COVID-19. Learn more about mRNA vaccines here: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines/different-vaccines/mRNA.html
Whether you’re vaccinated or not, we must continue to practice the everyday safety measures we have learned and follow public health orders. As of March 11, people can gather in groups of up to 10 outdoors. Only people who live inside your home should be indoors. See the latest restrictions from the province here: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/info/restrictions
Kukpi7 Wayne Christian recently received his vaccine and explains his reasons why in this video:
Practice ‘The 5’:
Face: Don’t touch itFeet: Stay 6 feet from people outside of your homeCough: Into your elbowHands: Wash them with soap and water oftenSick?: Stay home and call the Splatsin Health Centre
Continue to act like you already have COVID-19. If you experience flu-like or respiratory symptoms, call Splatsin Health Services at (250) 838-9538. After hours, call HealthLink BC at 811. These updates are published weekly by Splatsin Health Services using the most recent COVID-19 data available.