Read the April 2021 issue of Mithomahcihowin – NCN Family & Community Wellness Centre’s bi-monthly health and wellness news update.
COVID-19 Vaccinations Full Force
The first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine arrived in Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation on March 24. It was used to vaccinate Elders living in the Personal Care Home, those who care for them, and other frontline workers, including First Nations Safety Officers, EMS and Firefighters.
The following week, eligible people were First Nations over the age of 51. Chief Marcel Moody, other members of Council and NCN Administration lined up for their shots and were relieved to do their part in helping our community to stay safe.
Canadian Armed Forces Help Out
On April 1, Canadian Armed Forces came to Nelson House to help administer COVID vaccines. NCN Citizens were invited to get their shots, take pictures and have a chat with them.
As of April 12, we had vaccinated 1,174 NCN Citizens. There is still about 50% of our adult Citizens to be vaccinated, and if we don’t use these vaccines, they will be given to another community.
If you are an NCN Citizen, whether on-reserve or off, you are now eligible to be vaccinated. If you are an NCN employee working in NCN, you and your household are eligible.
If you have not yet had your first dose of the vaccine, please join us!
We are in a race to get enough people in our community vaccinated before the third wave of the pandemic arrives. The new variants seem to be more dangerous to young people, so it’s important to receive your shot.
These vaccines are safe, reliable and effective. They greatly reduce the risk of infection and also reduce your chance of transmitting the virus to someone else.
They were not rushed through development. Countries around the world worked together to share information and create the vaccine because the entire planet has been affected by COVID-19.
These vaccines do not contain the virus and cannot give you COVID-19. Like most vaccines, you may experience headache, muscle ache or tiredness. You will be monitored after your shot for allergic reaction, which is a rare occurrence, happening in about 1 in one million people.
The vaccine is the best way to protect you, your loved ones, and Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation, and our best chance of ending this pandemic.
IN THIS ISSUE:
- PERSONAL JOURNEY – Understanding the Immune System to Stay Healthy
- FAMILY SUPPORT – Family Enhancement Gardening Program Plants Seeds to Healthy Living
- COMMUNITY HEALTH – Jordan’s Principle for NCN Families
- Understanding Autism and a Child’s Abilities
- Answered Prayers
- Staff Fun Friday
- Do You Have COVID Burnout?
- Your Path to Wellness: Jordan’s Principle
- Your Path to Wellness: Home and Community Care
- Your Path to Wellness: Circle of Care
- Your Path to Wellness: NCN Fitness Centre