Penelakut Tribe COVID-19 Vaccination

January 14, 2021
Penelakut Mustimuxw,
It has been confirmed that Penelakut Tribe will be receiving the Covid-19 vaccine next week. We are working on an exact date and time the vaccinations will begin. We will be starting with our Sul-hween, 65 years and over. Please call the Penelakut Health Center at (250)246-9885 to make an appointment for your vaccination.
Tsussie Residents need to register in advance due to location and not having a vaccine fridge on-site. We will only take the amount of vaccines requested in advance. Therefore, Tsussie residents will be asked to confirm the number of members who are 18 years and older. So please contact and register at the Penelakut Health Center.
There will be three days of vaccinations, the first two days will be on Penelakut Island. The third day will be in Tsussie.
It has been stated by Health Officials that the priority for the vaccinations will go to on-reserve community members at this current time. Off-reserve members will be getting your vaccines through Vancouver Island Health and your area of residency.
We will continue to provide information as we receive it.
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Chief Joan Brown