March 10, 2020, Fort McMurray, AB – Athabasca Tribal Council successfully hosted a COVID-19 vaccination clinic from March 5-7, 2021 for Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Mikisew Cree First Nation and Fort Chipewyan Métis Association Members residing in Fort McMurray.
“The health and wellbeing of our Indigenous communities is a top priority at ATC.” said Karla Buffalo, CEO of the Athabasca Tribal Council. “The remote location of the Fort Chipewyan community means that many community members reside part-time in Fort McMurray. First Nations and Métis leadership partnered with ATC to support these community members by providing a vaccination clinic at our office location. The success of this clinic is another way that ATC is able to support our Indigenous communities through this pandemic.”
The clinic successfully enabled 237 people to be vaccinated with the Moderna vaccine that was specifically designated for Fort Chipewyan residents. This clinic was held in partnership with the First Nation Inuit Health Branch and Nunee Health.
ATC encourages all members to continue to stay safe by practicing physical distancing and by staying home, as well as staying connected virtually with family members, loved ones, and friends.
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Chief Executive Officer, Athabasca Tribal Council
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