"Manitoba spends $2.8M to boost vaccination rates among urban Indigenous population"
"Manitoba is spending $2.8 million to increase COVID-19 vaccination rates among First Nations, Métis and Inuit people living in the province's cities.
The remaining funds from the province will be spent as follows:
- $347,000 to extend immunization clinics at the Portage la Prairie Renewal Corporation, Ma-Mow-We-Tak Friendship Centre in Thompson and Brandon Friendship Centre in Brandon until December 2021.
- $65,000 for a new staff position at Ongomiizwin Health Services to act as a liaison between the provincial vaccine implementation task force, Indigenous governance organizations and vaccine service providers.
- $33,000 to support the immunization clinics held earlier this year by the Manitoba Inuit Association."
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