COVID-19 vaccines arrive in Puvirnituq

James Novalinga, 70, was the first resident of Puvirnituq to receive the COVID-19 vaccine Jan. 21, administered by nurse Vanessa Asfar at the Inuulitsivik health centre. Last week, Nunavik communities received a portion of the 1,000 shots of Moderna’s vaccine shipped to the region. As of Jan. 25, the Nunavik Regional Board of Health and Social Services says 568 people have been immunized. Roughly 85 per cent of those have gone to residents aged 55 and up, while the rest have been given to frontline workers and health-care staff. (Photo courtesy of NRBHSS)

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