Cowichan Tribes vaccine clinic
(photo via Cowichan Tribes Facebook)

Cowichan Tribes has administered its current supply of COVID-19 vaccine, with first doses prioritized for elders and at-risk individuals.

B.C’s largest single First Nation band says they have administered 600 doses in two days, and are awaiting further supplies.

Their vaccination clinic closed on Friday, giving volunteers and workers an unexpected day off as they had planned for three days.

A photo posted to the Cowichan Tribes Facebook page shows vehicles full of people lining up for their shots at 5760 Allenby Road.

Cowichan Tribes remains under a shelter in place order, restricting households to stay indoors except for essential purposes such as work or grocery runs.

The First Nation also reminded people that the vaccine does not completely protect against the spread of COVID-19, and people who have received a shot can still give the virus to someone else.

“We will continue to advocate for more vaccines and will do another call to the community as soon as we receive more,” Cowichan Tribes stated on Facebook.

“Huy steep q’u to everyone who made this clinic possible!”

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