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Delay in shipment of second doses of Moderna vaccine

March 27, 2021

The shipment is now expected to arrive in Eeyou Istchee as early as April 9th. Further details about the campaign rollout will be known next week.


The Cree Board of Health and Social Services of James Bay has received confirmation from Health Canada that the shipment of 2nd doses of the Moderna vaccine will be delayed.

Under the revised schedule, people should be able to receive their 2nd dose within the 16-week delay recommended by Quebec’s Ministry of Health and Social Services (MSSS). 

The Cree Health Board hopes as many people as possible will be able to get vaccinated with the 2nd dose before Goose Break. 

Please note that people who still haven’t received their 1st dose will also be welcome at vaccination sites if they choose to get vaccinated. 

CBHSSJB staff and community partners are mobilized for this campaign, and vaccination sites are ready.  

Information about vaccination sites and schedules in each community will be available on and social media before the campaign launch. 

Vaccination is an important layer of protection against COVID-19 and its variants. It is voluntary, safe, and free. The Moderna vaccine helps reduce chances of severe disease and hospitalization, and helps safeguard Eeyou Istchee’s communities and health services.  



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