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Youth Vaccination is coming to Eeyou Istchee


Updated May 27, 2021 - Youth aged 12-17 in Eeyou Istchee will be able to get the COVID-19 Pfizer vaccine starting Wednesday, June 2, 2021.


Vaccination will be available three ways in Eeyou Istchee: 

  1. At schools 
  2. At vaccination sites in the community 
  3. Through a mobile vaccination clinic that will tour each community 


Youth taking selfie while getting vaccinated

What you need to know

  • Vaccination is a personal choice that everyone should make only after getting the right information.  
  • Youth aged 12-13 require parent/legal guardian consent to get the Pfizer vaccine.
  • Youth 14-17 can decide on their own. 
  • An information handout for parents/legal guardians is available on this page.
  • Scroll down to External Links to "Q&A Youth Vaccination" to download the handout.


  • Getting vaccinated provides a thick layer of protection against COVID-19 and variants of concern.
  • When you’re vaccinated, you have less chance of getting sick and or spreading the virus to people around you.  
  • Vaccination helps protect family members and your community.  
  • Visit the Cree Health Board's COVID-19 Vaccine FAQ site to learn more.


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