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In pictures: COVID-19 vaccines airlifted from Mistissini to Oujé-Bougoumou

January 10, 2021
Summary

200 vaccines were deployed from Mistissini to Oujé-Bougoumou on Saturday to speed up the vaccination campaign amid an outbreak of COVID-19 in that community.

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"In the old days when a camp would hear of another camp that was in need of help, they would do what they could to help them. Same applies today. It’s a tradition. It was the right thing to do." - Jason Coonishish, Coordinator of Pre-Hospital and Emergency Measures

 

 

Mistissini Prepares Airlift

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Jason Coonishish watches helicopter land
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Jason Coonishish, Coordinator of Pre-Hospital and Emergency Measures waits for helicopter to land in Mistissini
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Photo: Joshua Loon

 

 

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Jason Coonishish carries box of vaccines to helicopter
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Jason Coonishish carries priceless cargo of 200 vaccines to helicopter
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Photo: Joshua Loon

 

 

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Guylaine Boula and Jason Coonishish on helicopter with box of vaccines
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Guylaine Boula, acting Head of Current Services, Mistissini CMC and Jason Coonishish wait for takeoff
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Photo: Joshua Loon

 

 

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Helicopter in flight
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View from the ground as helicopter with cargo flies to Oujé-Bougoumou
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Photo: Joshua Loon

 

 

Arrival in Oujé-Bougoumou

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Helicopter lands in Oujé-Bougoumou
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Helicopter lands in Oujé-Bougoumou
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Photo: Harry Bosum

 

 

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Jason Coonishish and Guylaine Boula bring box of vaccines out of helicopter
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Jason Coonishish and Guylaine Boula bring box of vaccines out of helicopter
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Photo: Harry Bosum

 

 

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2 men give thumbs up
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Pierre Lariviere, Head of Current Services and Grand Chief Abel Bosum signal their approval
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Photo: Harry Bosum

 

 

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Jason Coonishish gives thumbs-up to man holding box
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Jason Coonishish gives box of vaccines to Pierre Lariviere
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Photo: Harry Bosum

 

 

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Man and woman bringing box into Oujé-Bougoumou clinic
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Guylaine Boula accompanies Pierre Lariviere as he brings vaccines into clinic
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Photo: Harry Bosum

 

 

Vaccination

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Isabelle Bleau and Lorraine Hansquine ready to start the vaccination campaign
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Isabelle Bleau and Lorraine Hansquine ready to start the vaccination campaign
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Photo: Harry Bosum

 

 

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Young man receives vaccination
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Lance Cooper (Deputy Chief) was one of the first to receive the vaccine
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Photo: Harry Bosum

 

 

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Elder gives thumbs up while receiving vaccine
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Sydney Coonishish gives big thumbs up while being given vaccine by Marie Mapachee
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Photo: Harry Bosum

 

 

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Nurse giving vaccination to elder
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Suzanne Bush calmly receives vaccine from Lorraine Hansquine
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Photo: Harry Bosum

 

 

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Young woman receives vaccination
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Carrie Bush is given vaccine by Marie Mapachee
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Photo: Harry Bosum

 

 

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Police officer receives vaccination
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EEPF Officer Darryl Hughboy receives the vaccine from Marie Mapachee
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Photo: Harry Bosum

 

 

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Frontline worker gives thumbs up while being vaccinated
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Martin Lewis was happy to be vaccinated by his colleague Marie Mapachee
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Photo: Harry Bosum

 

 

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2 men give fist bumps
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A job well done. Grand Chief Abel Bosum shares fist bump with Jason Coonishish
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Photo: Harry Bosum

 

 

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