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Métis Nation of Alberta hosting COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Fort McMurray

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Strathcona Paper Centre in Napanee, Ont., on March 15, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Lars Hagberg

FORT MCMURRAY (660 NEWS) – The Métis Nation of Alberta will host a COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Fort McMurray later this month.

It will be for Métis, First Nations, and Inuit Albertans aged 12 and up and will offer first doses of the Pfizer vaccine. A parent or guardian must accompany anyone under the age of 18.

The clinic will be held at MacDonald Island on Wednesday, May 26. For more information, you’re advised to call 780-742-7896.

MNA will also host clinics in Lac La Biche and Calgary. The first Métis-led vaccine clinic was held in Edmonton earlier this year and saw more than 1,300 doses administered.

“We are always working to advance our Nation and community,” said MNA President Audrey Poitras in a press release. “Through the hard work and advocacy efforts of our leadership, staff, citizens and partners, we are pleased to be hosting three new Métis-led COVID-19 vaccine clinics.”