First Nation leaders are encouraging citizens to get their flu shot. In this video, Chief Monias of Pimicikamak Cree Nation shares his message in Cree and English and shows how easy it is to get the vaccine.
“The flu vaccine takes about two weeks to start working, so it’s important to be proactive and get your shot now, before anyone gets sick. Unfortunately, Indigenous people are particularly vulnerable to an increased risk of serious illness from the flu. Making a habit of getting your flu shot every year is a great way to protect yourself and the people around you. This year the flu shot is more important than ever as we live with the challenges of COVID-19. I urge you to call your pharmacy or nursing station to set up your appointment as soon as you can.”
~Grand Chief Garrison Settee
To read more about why it’s important to get the flu vaccine this year, please click here.