Akausivik Inuit Family Health Team Vaccination Underway

NEWS RELEASE – The Akausivik Inuit Family Health Team (AIFHT) in Ottawa has begun vaccinating one of the country’s highest-risk populations. The first Covid-19 vaccines were given on Wednesday, February 17, 2021, at the Inuit Health Centre’s facility in Ottawa.

The Health Centre has been working intensely with federal, provincial, and local health authorities to help secure Covid-19 vaccines on a priority basis for urban Inuit. The delivery of the Covid-19 vaccine at Akausivik is a significant milestone in it’s pandemic response for Inuit locally, regionally, and for those on inter-provincial transit to and from the north.

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