81% of adults living on Garden Hill First Nation receive 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine – CBC

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81% of adults living on Garden Hill First Nation receive 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine – CBC

by ahnationtalk on April 21, 202144 Views

Apr 21, 2021

Community’s health directorate attributes success to public information campaign

A remote First Nation in northern Manitoba is on its way to herd immunity following an incredibly successful COVID-19 vaccination campaign.

Kistiganwacheeng, also known as Garden Hill First Nation, has immunized 81 per cent of its adult residents, says health director Oberon Munroe.

“We had initial resistance to getting people taking the vaccine,” said Munroe.

“We did a lot of PR work. We do have a local TV and radio in our community. We try to push as much information as we can to the general [public].”

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/manitoba/garden-hill-first-nation-manitoba-covid-19-vaccine-1.5995767

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