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Youth Vaccination is coming to Eeyou Istchee

May 25, 2021

Updated May 27, 2021 - Youth aged 12-17 in Eeyou Istchee will be able to get the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine starting Wednesday, June 2, 2021.


Vaccination will be available three ways in Eeyou Istchee: 

  1. At schools 
  2. At vaccination sites in the community 
  3. Through a mobile vaccination clinic that will tour each community 


Youth taking selfie while getting vaccinated

What you need to know

  • Vaccination is a personal choice that everyone should make only after getting the right information.  
  • Youth aged 12-13 require parent/legal guardian consent to get the Pfizer vaccine.
  • Youth 14-17 can decide on their own. 
  • An information handout for parents/legal guardians is available on this page.
  • Scroll down to External Links to "Q&A Youth Vaccination" to download the handout.


  • Getting vaccinated provides a thick layer of protection against COVID-19 and variants of concern.
  • When you’re vaccinated, you have less chance of getting sick and or spreading the virus to people around you.  
  • Vaccination helps protect family members and your community.  
  • Visit the Cree Health Board's COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ site to learn more.


Youth Vaccination in your community


Mon to Fri: 1 PM to 9 PM until June 30th (except 24th) 

Youth can call Diane Blueboy for appointment, 819-855-6598 or call the CMC with the extension #22068 (Uschi Reception) 

Location: CMC


Vaccination schedules in school will be set through Clic-Santé appointments.


By appointment (Mon to Fri) 

Call 819-978-0225 and ask for Alyssa Tent or Lizzie Ann Stephen 

Vaccination appointment is given once they have at least 6 youth on their list. 


Where: Waskaganish Gathering Place
Date: Until Friday, June 18, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM For the youth ages 12 to 17 years old. Parents/Guardians are welcome to come.

Please bring your health card or ID card and for more information you can call at 819-895-4323 a Nurse will be available. Thank-you.

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