Musqueam COVID-19 vaccine update
COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic – Day 1 – Tuesday, March 2
Musqueam will receive its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines next week.
The first COVID-19 vaccine clinic starts at 9:30am on Tuesday March 2, 2021 at the community centre gymnasium. Entrance and exit is through the back doors.
The first members vaccinated are Musqueam Elders (65+) and medically vulnerable people who reside on Musqueam Reserve. Once registered, please call the Community Health Nurse to book an appointment time: 604-362-9200
This is the first step towards our goal of immunizing the entire Musqueam community, on and off reserve, against COVID-19. We are continuing to work with the province to secure enough vaccines for all members, their families and our staff.
COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration – OPEN NOW!
ALL Musqueam members aged 16+ who want to be immunized are asked to pre-register ASAP.
To register, you need to be a BC resident with a Personal Health Number (BC Services Card or Care Card).
Registration is done over the phone or by email:
- Hannah Green – 236-818-7686 – [email protected]
*accepting calls on weekends*
- Claudia Piotrowska – 604-417-7391 – [email protected]
- Ashlee Point – 604-263-3261 – [email protected]
- Arlene Haldane – 604-655-0580 – [email protected]
Musqueam Health is recording how many members are seeking a vaccine through our health department. This will help us estimate and advocate for the correct number of doses from the government.
When registering, be prepared to give the following information:
- Full Legal Name
- Birth Date
- Personal Health Number (Care Card Number)
- Contact Information:
- Phone Number AND
- Email Address (if applicable)
- Full address (including city and postal code)
Due to FNHA restrictions, COVID-19 vaccines are limited first to members living on Musqueam Reserve. Read more information on Musqueam’s vaccine webpage.
Approved vaccines are free, and there are currently two vaccines approved in Canada:
At this time, neither vaccine is approved for children.
We DO NOT know which vaccine Musqueam will receive yet. All information is changing quickly. Please check Musqueam’s vaccine webpage for the latest information.
If you have any questions or concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine, please call or email:
- Claudia Piotrowska, COVID Liaison, 604-417-7391, [email protected]
- Crystal Point, Community Health Nurse, 604-362-9200, [email protected]
Additional COVID-19 vaccine resources
- First Nations Health Authority: What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine
- BC Centre for Disease Control: COVID-19 Vaccine Information
- BC Government’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan
Musqueam COVID-19 Community Member Protocol
MIB Health Department encourages each family to have their own isolation and quarantine plan in place. Speak to your family members and decide how you plan to isolate if someone becomes sick and how you will be obtaining groceries, medicine, laundry services, etc.
Here are some frequently asked questions regarding COVID-19:
I am experiencing COVID-19 symptoms – what do I do?
- If you are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms (ex. fever, new or worsening cough, etc.), isolate immediately. Call 911 if you are experiencing severe symptoms such as:
- Constant trouble breathing
- Persistent chest pain or pressure
- Trouble staying awake
- Blue lips or face
- Complete BC’s COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool to determine if your symptoms could be COVID-19 related.
- Call the Community Health Nurse (604-362-9200) for an in-depth assessment over the phone. The nurse can assist with setting up a test if needed.
If you have COVID-19 symptoms, do not show up unexpectedly to the Musqueam Primary Care Clinic for testing.
I think I may have been in contact with someone COVID-19 positive – what do I do?
If you think you have been in contact with someone COVID-19 positive, it is important that you isolate for 14 days since your last contact with that person. Monitor your symptoms and call the Musqueam COVID Liaison (604-417-7391) to confirm your isolation dates.
If you develop symptoms during your isolation, visit bc.thrive.health/covid19 to determine if your symptoms could be COVID-19 related. Call the Community Health Nurse (604-362-9200) for an in-depth assessment over the phone.
My COVID-19 test has come back positive – what do I do?
If your COVID-19 test has come back positive, it is essential that you continue isolating. Public Health will be contacting you daily to check-in on you and update you on your isolation dates.
Please notify the Musqueam Health Department if you have a positive COVID-19 test, so that we may support you. Once you have notified the department, Musqueam’s COVID Liaison will be contacting you to support you (i.e. check-ins, grocery delivery, laundry services, etc.) and answer any of your questions and concerns.
For more information on COVID-19 safety protocol, please call HealthLink BC at 811 or call the Musqueam COVID Liaison at 604.417.7391.