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NTI hopes to boost Inuit vaccination rates at clinic, president says – Nunatsiaq News

by ahnationtalk on June 16, 202123 Views

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Good information in Inuktut could help overcome COVID-19 vaccine hesitancy among Inuit, says Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. president Aluki Kotierk, as its clinic in Iqaluit prepares to open Wednesday.

“There are people that have vaccination hesitancy and I recognize that it’s a personal choice,” she said in an interview, “but I think part of addressing that is to provide good information in Inuktut.”

NTI’s vaccination clinic runs from Wednesday to Saturday at the curling clinic. It will be open from 1 p.m. to 10 p.m. and will offer the Moderna vaccine to people 18 years and older as well as the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for youth between the ages of 12 and 17.

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