Immunization information for members

This page has the latest information about the COVID-19 vaccines and Musqueam's immunization plan. Please check back regularly, as arrival of vaccines may be short notice.

Last updated: Monday, March 3, 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic – Day 1 – Tuesday, March 2

Musqueam is receiving its first batch of COVID-19 vaccines this week. Our health team is preparing to immunize Elders and medically vulnerable Musqueam members living on Musqueam Reserve.

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic
Tuesday March 2, 2021
Musqueam Gym
Starting at 9:30am
Enter and exit through back doors

Pre-registration is now open to all members seeking a vaccine through our health department (more details below). However, the first Musqueam members vaccinated are 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 against COVID-19. We are continuing to work with the province to secure enough vaccines for all members, their families and our staff.

VACCINE CLINIC DAY 1

COVID-19 vaccine pre-registration – OPEN NOW!

Musqueam Health is preparing to immunize the entire Musqueam community, including members living off reserve.

ALL registered Musqueam band members who want to be immunized are asked to pre-register as soon as possible. 

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:

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. At this time, there is no confirmation when additional vaccines will be delivered.

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, vaccines are limited first to registered members living on Musqueam Reserve.

    • First, immunization is reserved for Elders (ages 65+) and other priority populations who reside on Musqueam Reserve.
    • The second group vaccinated will be all other members living on reserve (ages 18-64)
    • Elders and other priority populations who live within travelling distance of Musqueam Reserve are considered third for available vaccines.
    • Finally, members aged 18-64 who have BC Services Cards and live within Metro Vancouver (or travelling distance of the rez) will receive vaccines when available.

Priority populations are members who are 65+, or have underlying medical conditions which increase the risk of serious, life-threatening complications from COVID-19.

 

COVID-19 Vaccine Information

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 will be available to Musqueam yet, but members aged 16+ are encouraged to register in the event that Musqueam is allocated the Pfizer vaccine.

If you have any questions or concerns about the COVID-19 vaccine, please call or email:

Additional COVID-19 vaccine resources

 

Latest COVID-19 vaccine updates

Musqueam has still not received either the Moderna or Pfizer COVID-19 vaccines. Musqueam’s leadership and health department are still working hard to speed up delivery of vaccines, and secure vaccines for every community member who wants to be immunized. Although there are delays in vaccine shipments, we continue to prepare for widespread community immunization once vaccines are received.

The number of vaccines allocated to Musqueam and when they arrive is out of our control, but we are committed to efficiently immunizing everyone who wants to be immunized.

Vaccines are voluntary but highly encouraged to ensure the safety of the entire Musqueam community.

Advanced registration is required to receive a vaccine. Notice of vaccination may be given on short notice (as little as 3 days).

Read the latest COVID-19 vaccine update on our blog.

 

Vaccine information sessions

In the coming weeks, Musqueam Health will host online vaccine information sessions to provide insight on the vaccines, and answer any questions that members have about either the Moderna or Pfizer. More details to come.

 

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