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Mission accomplished - Moderna vaccines delivered to Eeyou Istchee

January 16, 2021
Summary

Moderna vaccines were delivered by air charter to all 9 communities of Eeyou Istchee on Saturday. Vaccination campaigns started on Saturday for some communities, and Sunday for others.

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Montreal

5:54 am

Boxes of Moderna Covid-19 vaccines are being checked and loaded on the Air Creebec plane (Flight C-19) at the Air Creebec terminal in Montreal. The vaccines  are set to arrive in all 9 Cree communities of Eeyou Istchee today. COVID-19 vaccination campaign is expected to start immediately.

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    Ashley Sabbatino, Gabriel Vincent and Nathalie Beaulieu
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    2 men standing in snow
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    Ramp worker walking on tarmac
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    Carrying box onto tractor
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    Man putting box onto cargo vehicle
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    Tractor parked next to plane
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    Ramp workers load boxes onto plane
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    Air Creebec plane on tarmac covered with snow
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    Nathalie Beaulie, head of NOC and Gabriel Vincent, Air Operations Coordinator

7:28 am Flight C-19 wheels-up. Destination: Val d'Or for refuelling and crew change. Then on to Chibougamau.

This flight is piloted by Willard Petagumskum from Whapmagoostui.

Chibougamau

9:52 am Flight C-19 wheels down at Chibougamau Airport

 

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    Unloading the plane. Next stop Nemaska, then north, up the James Bay coast.
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    Unloading the plane. Next stop Nemaska, then north, up the James Bay coast.
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    Marin Nyles, Coordinator Current Services Mistissini with Guylaine Boula, Head Nurse
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    Marin Nyles, Coordinator Current Services Mistissini with Guylaine Boula, Head Nurse
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    Gage Simard (Constable-Police, Ouje), Darry Hughboy (Constable, Ouje) and Pierre Larivière, Coordinator of Current Services.
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    Gage Simard and Darryl Hughboy (Oujé police) and Pierre Larivière, Coordinator of Current Services.
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    Captain Richard Rogers and First Officer Joseph Bacha, Air Creebec
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    Captain Richard Rogers and First Officer Joseph Bacha, Air Creebec

10:08 am Vaccines are on their way by road to Waswanipi, Oujé-Bougoumou, and Mistissini

10:25 am Wheels up. Destination: Nemaska

Nemaska

11:01 am. Flight C-19 wheels down in Nemaska.

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    Next stop: Waskaganish
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    Chief of Nemaska, Clarence Jolly receives the community's allotment from Nathalie Beaulieu, Head of CBHSSJB Northern Operations
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    Chief of Nemaska, Clarence Jolly receives the community's allotment from Nathalie Beaulieu, Head of CBHSSJB Northern Operations
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    Chief Clarence Jolly hands a box of frozen vaccines to Beatrice C Trapper, Nemaska Local Director
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    Chief Clarence Jolly hands a box of frozen vaccines to Beatrice C Trapper, Nemaska Local Director
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    Chief of Nemaska Clarence Jolly with Nemaska Head Nurse Nick and Police officer
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    Chief of Nemaska Clarence Jolly with Nemaska Head Nurse Nick and Police officer
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11:26. Wheels up to Waskaganish.

 

 

 

Waskaganish

1157 am. Flight C-19 wheels down in Waskaganish.

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    Joel Stephen, ramp agent and Priscilla Iserhoff, ramp agent
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    Joel Stephen, ramp agent and Priscilla Iserhoff, ramp agent
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    Joel Stephen, ramp agent and Priscilla Iserhoff, ramp agent
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    Joel Stephen, ramp agent and Priscilla Iserhoff, ramp agent
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    The Waskaganish airport ramp agents and CBHSSJB's Nathalie Beaulieu, bring the vaccine into the airport.
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    The Waskaganish airport ramp agents and CBHSSJB's Nathalie Beaulieu, bring the vaccine into the airport.
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    Bert Blackned, Local Director; Clarke Shecapio, Waskaganish Chief; Bertha Dixon, Coordinator, Awash; A. Thomas Hester, Communications Officer for Waskaganish Band Council; Wendy Bayona, Head Nurse
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    Bert Blackned, Local Director; Clarke Shecapio, Waskaganish Chief; Bertha Dixon, Coordinator, Awash; A. Thomas Hester, Communications Officer for Waskaganish Band Council; Wendy Bayona, Head Nurse

 

 

1226 pm. Wheels up for Eastmain.

 

Eastmain

12:46 pm. Flight C-19 wheels down in Eastmain.

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    Douglass Cheezo, Clinic Maintenance; Priscilla Weapenicappo, Coordinator Current Services and Chishaayiiyuu; Vallerie Potvin, Lead Vaccination Nurse, Nathalie Beaulieu, Head of CBHSSJB, Northern Operations Centre.
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    Douglass Cheezo, Clinic Maintenance; Priscilla Weapenicappo, Coordinator Current Services and Chishaayiiyuu; Vallerie Potvin, Lead Vaccination Nurse, Nathalie Beaulieu, Head of CBHSSJB, Northern Operations Centre
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    Priscilla Weapenicappo, Coordinator Current Services and Chishaayiiyuu and Vallerie Potvin, Lead Vaccination Nurse who is carrying the box of vaccines for Eastmain
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    Priscilla Weapenicappo, Coordinator Current Services and Chishaayiiyuu and Vallerie Potvin, Lead Vaccination Nurse who is carrying the box of vaccines for Eastmain
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    Priscilla Weapenicappo, Coordinator Current Services and Chishaayiiyuu;  Douglass Cheezo, Clinic Maintenance;  Vallerie Potvin, Lead Vaccination Nurse, Nathalie Beaulieu, Head of CBHSSJB, Northern Operations Centre.
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    Priscilla Weapenicappo, Coordinator Current Services and Chishaayiiyuu; Douglass Cheezo, Clinic Maintenance; Vallerie Potvin, Lead Vaccination Nurse, Nathalie Beaulieu, Head of CBHSSJB, Northern Operations Centre

 

 

1:02 pm. Wheels up for Wemindji

 

Wemindji

1:21 pm. Flight C-19 wheels down in Wemindji.

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    Thomas Jonah and Darien Hughboy, cargo handlers
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    Thomas Jonah and Darien Hughboy, cargo handlers
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    Michael Moutquin, Head Nurse at the Wemindji clinic, and Rachel Danyluk Interim Local Director of Wemindji and Nathalie Beaulieu, Head of CBHSSJB, Northern Operations Centre.
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    Michael Moutquin, Head Nurse at the Wemindji clinic, and Rachel Danyluk Interim Local Director of Wemindji and Nathalie Beaulieu, Head of CBHSSJB, Northern Operations Centre
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    Thomas Jonah, cargo handler
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    Thomas Jonah, cargo handler
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    Michael Moutquin, Head Nurse at the Wemindji clinic and Rachel Danyluk Interim Local Director of Wemindji CMC
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    Michael Moutquin, Head Nurse at the Wemindji clinic and Rachel Danyluk Interim Local Director of Wemindji Miyupimaatisiiun

1:39 pm. Wheels up for Chisasibi

 

Chisasibi

1:54 pm. Flight C-19 wheels down in Chisasibi.

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2:38 pm. Wheels up for Whapmagoostui.

 

 

Whapmagoostui

3:03 pm. Flight C-19 wheels down in Whapmagoostui.

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    Airport workers in Whapmagoostui give thumbs up after completion of Moderna vaccine delivery to all 9 communities
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3:42 pm. MISSION ACCOMPLISHED!

Wheels up, back to Montréal via Val-d'Or.

 

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