Vaccine accessibility in St. Vital
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This article was published 17/08/2021 (654 days ago), so information in it may no longer be current.
As more and more people in our community are receiving their first and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccines, I have been happy to work with community leaders doing the work to increase accessibility of the vaccine right here in St. Vital.
After advocating for local vaccine access in the Legislature and writing to the health minister twice about the importance of community vaccine clinics I am pleased to see them happen in St. Vital.
Leaders in our community, such as Angela from the Marlene Street Community Resource Centre, and its staff and volunteers, have been working hard organizing two pop-up vaccination clinics right here in St. Vital. The first one was a great success and I was glad to have been able to stop by to chat with residents and bring some water and ice, graciously donated by Sobeys.
I also want to thank Melissa and Michaela from the René Deleurme Centre in the Louis Riel School Division for all the work they put in organizing their own vaccine clinic. Their leadership and planning helped to get families who may not have had otherwise had the opportunity, a chance to get vaccinated locally. I was thrilled to help out and talk with so many in our community who were taking advantage of the easily accessible clinic.
My office staff and I have been happy to volunteer at these important clinics and support their work to get St. Vital vaccinated. We’ve even had the pleasure of going door to door reminding folks of the importance of receiving their shot – helping them book appointments at our local clinics. Community-based vaccination sites like these are our best way to get shots in arms and life back to normal. An important piece of our ‘last mile’ strategy to get folks vaccinated must include more local, targeted pop-up vaccination sites.
I continue to encourage everyone who can receive their COVID-19 vaccinations to do so as soon as possible. Our community has faced enough over the past year-and-a-half. With loosening restrictions, vaccination is our best way to protect the community and our healthcare system. So please, do your part, keep your neighbours safe and get vaccinated.
If you need assistance in booking a vaccine appointment or any other assistance from my office, please feel free to get in touch with me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 204-219-5407.
St. Vital constituency report
Jamie Moses is the NDP MLA for St. Vital.