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COVID-19 Community Update 79

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Splatsin Health Services has been informed by the First Nations Health Authority that the second doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will be arriving in our community this week with clinics happening on the following dates:

  • June 7 @ 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • June 8 @ 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • June 9 @ 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • June 10 @ 1:00 to 4:30 p.m.
  • June 11 @ 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Contact our health team to book your appointment as soon as possible:

Inquiries will be answered Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 to 4:30 p.m. If you are calling, leave a message and we will get back to you during business hours.

This can be for your first or second dose of the vaccine. Elders and other vulnerable community members will be prioritized. This for ages 18+. Read our FAQ page here. Watch this short video below from our Community Health Nurse, Meghan Tetrault. We understand that vaccine confidence can be challenging among community members and we want to acknowledge the historical reasons and trauma that have contributed to this.

The Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine has been approved for children ages 12-17 and we expect to receive it soon.

Your children have two options to receive the vaccine:

  • Register for a provincial clinic by calling 1-833-838-2323 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. every day or by visiting their website here:
  • Register for a Splatsin community clinic by calling our health team at (250) 838-9538 between 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to put their name(s) on a list to be called when the vaccine arrives in our community.

Trials of the Pfizer vaccine prove its 100% effectiveness against COVID-19 for youth. Under the Infants Act, youth age 12+ can consent to receive medical treatment without their parents’ approval as long as the healthcare provider has determined that the treatment is in the youth’s best interest and the youth understands the details of treatment, including risks and benefits. You also have the right to refuse treatment. Parents and guardians are encouraged to have this discussion with their children.

Splatsin Health Services is available to answer questions about the vaccine and your health during the week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Call (250) 838-9538 to speak with a nurse or to book an appointment to visit in person. In almost all cases, it is safer to get the vaccine than to get COVID-19.

Watch below to see Kukpi7 Wayne Christian receive the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine earlier this spring which he says will help protect himself and his family:

COVID-19 Contacts

  • Splatsin Health Centre: (250) 838-9538
  • HealthLink BC: 8-1-1
  • BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool: here
  • Non-heath information hotline: 1-888-COVID19

COVID-19 Resources

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.

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