Kuujjuaq vaccination clinics underway

Qullik Sequaluk of Kuujjuaq receives her second dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine on Tuesday while her 17-month baby boy, Lucassie, looks on with curiosity. A second round of community vaccination clinics are underway across Nunavik this month, including clinics being held in Kuujjuaq this week. Nunavik health officials say that, as of April 23, 5,550 Nunavimmiut have received a first dose of Moderna’s COVID-19, while more than 2,100 have received their second dose. Nunavik’s health board is encouraging residents who have yet to receive a first dose to call their local health centres to book an appointment to be immunized. (Photo by Niivi Snowball)

Nunavik teachers, support workers on strike

Kuujjuaq teachers and support workers participate in a region-wide school strike on Thursday. Their union is calling for improved working conditions and says that negotiations since talks began in March 2020 have shown little progress. (Photo by Isabelle Dubois)