With Vaccine trust issues and Vaccine hesitancy prevalent in First Nations communities, Indigenous Services Canada released a statement reporting that Saugeen received the expired doses, and these doses were given between Aug 13 through to Sept 9, 2021
The total on-reserve population of Saugeen is 810, and it’s unknown how many people have been affected by this error. According to the media release, it’s not necessarily a cause for concern; however, they request that those affected be vaccinated again.
We reached out to Saugeen health services, and they directed us to Indigenous Services Canada. Unfortunately, ISC Media is not currently accepting any telephone inquires at this time, so we sent an email instead.
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