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COVID-19

INFORMATION & RESOURCES

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Testimonials of why people got vaccinated

Mindimooyenh Health Clinic

OUR JOURNEY TO SAFE INDIGENOUS FOCUSED HEALTHCARE

The Ontario Native Women’s Association opened the Mindimooyenh Health Clinic at our office located in Thunder Bay at 380 Ray Boulevard (parking off of Dalton Ave.).

 

The Mindimooyenh clinic prides itself in offering a holistic community member driven approach to vaccination and healthcare in a safe space.

Indigenous community members and their families born (5 years or older in 2021) are eligible at this time to receive of COVID-19 vaccines and will be able to start booking COVID-19 vaccination appointments online.

Clinic offers:

1st and 2nd doses (5 years+) (2nd doses available 8 weeks/56 days after 1st dose)

Booster doses (3rd doses) (16 years+: 3 months/84 days after 2nd dose) (12 years+: 6 months/168 days after 2nd dose)

Booster doses (4th doses) (18 years+: 140 days after 3rd dose)

Flu shots

 

13,530

Total vaccination doses given

by the Mindimooyenh Health Clinic as of February 9, 2022

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Mindimooyenh – the “one who holds things together” in Ojibwe. It is a term that embodies women’s power and recognizes the pivotal role and hard-earned wisdom that Indigenous women and elders exercise within their families and communities. Women hold communities together through the renewed relationships with the human and spiritual world to create a space of connectedness to grow and heal. 
Adapted from Brenda. J Child – Holding Our World Together: Ojibwe Women and Survival of Community (2012)

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I am honoured to have witnessed the determination of the Indigenous community and our hardworking dedicated staff who worked two jobs to support the Mindimooyenh clinic week after week. Their commitment to saving lives while bringing the comfort of our culture to the community during this difficult, stressful time was outstanding. Against the backdrop of a colonial system determined to dictate their wants and needs we stood our ground on the frontline providing solutions by Indigenous people for Indigenous people. We have so much to be proud of in the crucial work achieved behind the countless masks, PPE and important safety guidelines.

Cora McGuire-Cyrette, Executive Director (ONWA)

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My daughter is thrilled to have received her first vaccine and I don’t think that I could have asked for a more kind and pleasant experience than what we received. It might sound weird to say that we’re looking forward to coming to get our second doses but I’m pretty sure we’ll be happily heading there in a few weeks to see all the faces that I know were smiling behind those masks.

A young mother shared about her experience at the clinic.

 
 

Mindimooyenh Registration Line

WOULD YOU LIKE TO RECEIVE THE COVID-19 VACCINE?

To be eligible for this clinic you must be Indigenous, live in an Indigenous household, or work in an Indigenous community (Proof of Indigenous ancestry is required)

Clinic is located in Thunder Bay at 380 Ray Boulevard (parking off of Dalton Ave.)

Need help finding a COVID-19 clinic in your area? Contact the Mindimooyenh Registration Line!

If you do not have access to book online, or you have any questions or concerns: 

 

Email: vaccine@onwa.ca

Drop-in during clinic hours (see below)

Call: 807-697-1753

 

Book your appointment online:

 
 

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MINIDIMOOYENH HEALTH CLINIC WEEKLY SCHEDULE

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Be a warrior against COVID-19!

 

Getting a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible keeps everybody safe.

Book online: https://covid19.ontariohealth.ca

OR call: 1-833-943-3900

 
 

COVID-19 Update  
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

 

Reported COVID-19 Cases as of 1:00 P.M. EST on       May, 9th, 2022

​  Canada wide updates:

    • As of May 13, Canada is reporting is 3,816,273 total cases (158,472 of which           were hospitalized and 26,578 of which were in the ICU) and 40,169 total deaths.
   • Nationwide 12.7% daily percent positive over the last 7 days with 33,210 active            cases on May 13.
   • On First Nations reserves, as of May 11, Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) is aware       of 940 active cases, 106,732 total cases, 3,301 total hospitalizations, and 720 total        deaths.
   • On First Nations reserves for the week of May 5 to 11, 2022, average daily reported active case counts decreased by 25.3% compared to the daily average the week before.

 
   • 84.83% of Canada’s total population has received at least 1 dose of a COVID-19           vaccine and 81.57% of Canada’s total population is fully vaccinated. 47.96% of              Canada’s total population is fully vaccinated with an additional dose.

  • Two new subvariants of Omicron, called BA.4 and BA.5, are being monitored by the World Health Organization. The WHO says that from data they’ve studied that BA.4 and BA.5 it appears to have a growth advantage over the other subvariants of Omicron and is about 10 per cent more transmissible. Their impact on hospitalizations and severe illness are uncertain and still being looked at by scientists at this point, although vaccinations appear to offer good protection against them.

Ontario Specific Updates: 

  • As of May 13, Ontario is reporting 1,283,329 total cases, 47,758 total hospitalizations, and 13,052 total deaths.

  • On May 13 Ontario reported 1,969 new COVID-19 cases detected by PCR testing which is limited to certain groups, meaning this is a significant underestimate. The scientific director of Ontario's panel of COVID-19 advisers has said multiplying the daily case count by 10 would give a more accurate picture.

  • Ontario is also reporting 1,452 patients hospitalized with COVID with 168 patients in an ICU.

  • As of May 12, 90.3% of Ontarians aged 5 or older have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine with 87% being fully vaccinated.

  •  A total of 24,221,856 COVID tests have been completed with 16,020 tests performed on May 12, representing a daily 12.0% positivity rate.

COVID-19 Related Press Releases May 9 - 13 2022:

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  Additional Resources:

 
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Ontario’s COVID-19 vaccination plan

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