Message from Donna Metallic, Director of Health:
By now, everyone would have gotten my message about how we are each responsible for the safety and well-being of our community as we try to get through this COVID-19 crisis.
I am happy to see the increase in the number of recovered cases here in Listuguj. Please, lets all continue to follow COVID Safety Guidelines to keep this deadly pandemic out of our community.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, your community leaders, Unified Command and healthcare professionals have all played a key role. We have leaned heavily on our Mi’gmaq culture and guiding principles to see our way through this crisis.
The new Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will complement our approach to safe-guard our community. This vaccine will help protect everyone in Listuguj, especially our Elders and the people most at risk.
We can all chip-in by continuing to follow COVID Safety Guidelines and by getting vaccinated. The COVID-19 vaccine will be available in Listuguj as of the first or second week of February.
Because of our large population, and the number of individuals who have indicated they would take the vaccine, we are working on our ‘Roll-Out’ Schedule for Listuguj. (See below)
We have already begun calling our Elders aged 60+ to see who is interested in getting the vaccine. We started with our Elders over the age of 80, to ensure that those who are ‘most at risk’ will get the vaccine first should they wish to do so.
Our COVID Vaccine Roll-Out Schedule is published below. Links to websites with detailed information on the vaccine here in Canada will be released through official LMG media channels over the coming weeks.
Even when the vaccine arrives in our community, the crisis will still be a threat for some time. We need to continue keeping each other safe. We all need to do our part and follow COVID Safety Guidelines:
- Wash our hands often
- Wear a mask
- Stay 2 meters apart
- Avoid gatherings
Together, we can do this. To learn more about the best ways to protect yourself and others, or to get the facts about vaccines, please visit the LMG Website or Canada.ca/coronavirus.
Listuguj COVID-19 Vaccine Roll-Out Schedule
Group #1: Critical workers including Health & Social Services workers with direct contact with clients;
Community Members aged 80+ (born before 1939);
Group #2: Individuals between the ages of 60 – 79 years old;
Group #3: Individuals under the age of 60 with a chronical illness;
Group #4: Essential workers/employees
Group #5: Balance of adult population 18+ years old.