The first set of vaccines for youth aged 12-17 on Six Nations will launch this coming weekend. Ohsweken Public Health says the clinic for first doses will be held on Saturday, June 5 at the Gaylord Powless Arena starting at 9:30 a.m.
“It is encouraged to book quickly as the COVID-19 vaccine doses will be administered on a first come first served bases and must be booked by either a parent/guardian or the youth themselves,” said a statement.
Second doses of the vaccine will be administered on June 26.
All youth in Canada aged 12-17 will receive the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine as it is currently the only vaccine approved for that age group.
The vaccines can be booked by calling the Vaccine Call Centre at 226-227-9288 Monday to Friday from 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m..
Six Nations youth are also eligible to receive the vaccine in Brantford through the Brant County Health Unit. Those doses will begin on June 8 with the second doses administered on June 29. To book a vaccine for a youth 12-17 in Brantford visit http://www.bchu.org/covid19bookindigenous