Tk’emlups COVID-19 vaccination rate at about 30 per cent

The Kamloops-area First Nation has received the Moderna vaccine and doses are being administered by Qwemtsin Health at Moccasin Square Gardens, which is located at 315 Southern Yellowhead Hwy., at the corner of Highway 5 and Shuswap Road.

While residents of all First Nations communities in B.C. have now been offered a first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, the inoculation rate at Tk’emlups te Secwépemc is at about 30 per cent.

““We still have a long ways to go,” Tk’emlups Chief Rosanne Casimir said during the March 31 meeting between the councils of Kamloops and Tk’emlups.

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Tk’emlups is committed to vaccinating its on- and off-reserve residents, who number about 600. Tk’emlups has received the Moderna vaccine and doses are being administered by Qwemtsin Health at Moccasin Square Gardens, which is located at 315 Southern Yellowhead Hwy., at the corner of Highway 5 and Shuswap Road.

The First Nations Health Authority began to administer COVID-19 vaccines in an initial 10 First Nations communities on Dec. 29, 2020, as part of the provincial government's phase 1 vaccine rollout, which included a focus on rural and remote First Nations communities. Based on feedback from First Nations chiefs and leaders, a whole community approach in which everyone age 18 and over was offered a vaccinec was taken.

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