Special COVID-19 vaccination clinic for children 5+

COVID-19 vaccines now available for all community members 5 years and older.

We are hosting a special vaccine clinic at Nakoda Elementary School. All children and youth 5-18 are welcome. Any child who gets vaccinated will receive a special gift bag and a chance to win gift cards and movie passes.

SPECIAL VACCINATION CLINIC

Saturday, Dec 4
10:30 – 2:30 pm
Walk-ins welcome.

Children are welcome to drop by the daily clinics at the Stoney Health Centre, Mondays thru Fridays, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm.

Special COVID-19 vaccination clinic for children 5+

COVID-19 Children Vaccines Special Clinic Dec 4

COVID-19 vaccines now available for all community members 5 years and older.

We are hosting a special Saturday clinic (December 4, 10:30 am – 4:00 pm) at the Stoney Health Centre. All community members are welcome, particularly children 5-11 and youth 12-17 and their families. 

For parents and caregivers: Alberta Health Services recommends a 2-week delay between the COVID-19 vaccine and any other vaccines for children 5-11 years old.

 

SPECIAL VACCINATION CLINIC
Saturday, Dec 4
10:30 – 4:00 pm
Walk-ins welcome.

Children are welcome to drop by the daily clinics at the Stoney Health Centre, Mondays thru Fridays, 10:00 am – 3:30 pm.

COVID-19 Children Vaccines Special Clinic Dec 4

Fitness Centre: extended hours on Tuesdays

Fitness Centre

Come Train With Us!

The Stoney Health Services Fitness Centre welcomes the community to drop by. 

Hours: Monday, Wed, Thur, Fri – 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Tuesdays: 12 – 6 pm
Open weekdays, except holidays
Bearspaw Youth Centre, 2nd floor

Call 403-223-7878 for access. The front door to the fitness centre is locked at all times.

The Fitness Centre participates in the provincial Restrictions Exemption Program. All guests must provide proof of vaccination; a negative COVID, Health Canada-approved test; or medical exemption, plus government-issued ID.

We offer FREE personal training to anyone living or working in the Stoney community. Contact Mel Bigstony.

The Fitness Centre has a maximum capacity of 3 people (plus 1 staff). Physical distancing is required at all times as well as continuous masking and sanitizing.

COVID Safety Measures in Place to Help Keep the Community Healthy and Safe

  • Reduced capacity. Limit of THREE (3) gym users at one time.  (+ 1 staff)
  • Masks required. Everyone must wear masks at all times. (Please consider low-intensity exercises.)
  • A COVID questionnaire must be completed prior to entering the gym. If you have COVID symptoms, please stay home and contact Stoney Health Services to get a COVID-19 test.
  • Space ventilation. Air conditioning or windows open depending on temperatures/air quality.
  • Hand sanitizer use and frequent cleaning/sanitizing of all equipment.
  • Bring your own water.
  • Change rooms are available for use.

Stoney Health and The Power of 100 join forces

The Power of 100

The Power of 100 launches Vaxx Fest at Mînî Thnî Movie Night

Fun and festivities start at 4pm with a craft market
Featuring a double-bill
Luca at 5 pm and Mortal Kombat at 8pm
Join us at the Chiniki Rodeo Grounds

All are welcome. Come out with your families for a great night out. It is a great chance to meet popular Indigenous social media influencers and medical professionals, ask questions and for community members to get vaccinated. There will be prizes, food and loads of fun.

The Power of 100 is an Indigenous-led campaign to increase vaccination rates amongst Indigenous youth, to protect themselves and their communities. Power 100 is a celebration of Indigenous resiliency and action.  

The Power of 100 focuses on the importance of keeping Indigenous communities safe while also celebrating community through live music, engagement with social-media influencers, drive-in movies and other activities. This is a chance to have fun while being in safe environment, organized by Indigenous peoples and doctors for the health of the community. Vaccines will be made available at Power of 100 events for those who would like one. There is no requirement or pressure to have a vaccine.

Check out the image or The Power of 100 | Standing Together to Protect our Future for details.

COVID testing for negative test

Drive-Thru COVID-19 Testing

Proof of Negative Test

If you require a negative COVID test to enter spaces participating in the Government of Alberta’s Restrictions Exemption Program, proof for your employer or to travel, you must get a privately-paid, Health Canada-approved PCR test completed within the previous 72 hours.

Stoney Health Services DOES NOT provide this testing. Only community members who currently have COVID symptoms can get tested at Stoney Health Services.

  • Valid test results should be a written or printed copy that clearly outlines the type of test, time of sample collection, clear indication of a negative result, and laboratory that completed the test, if applicable.
  • Photos of a rapid test result taken offsite is not sufficient.
  • Do not bring completed self-tests or rapid tests to businesses due to communicable disease risk.
  • Tests must not be from Alberta Health Services or Alberta Precision Laboratories.

Get your COVID Vaccination Record Online

COVID vaccination record

Get Your COVID Vaccination Record

Use the express system at alberta.ca/covidrecords to access your COVID-19 immunization record with QR code.

It is fast and easy – no myHealth account is needed.

  • Enter your personal healthcare number, birthdate, and the month and year of vaccination.
  • Download your card and print it out
  • Save it to your phone as a screen shot
This verifiable immunization record with QR code will be the only acceptable form of proof of vaccination for the Restrictions Exemption Program, as of November 15.
Having trouble? There may be up to a 2-week delay to get your online record after you receive your vaccination.

Important: Once you get your vaccination record, please keep it handy for future use. Îsniyes! 

School COVID Vaccination Program

Morley Community School COVID Vaccination Clinics

COVID-19 vaccination rates among Morley students are very low. To help prevent the virus’ spread and keep kids healthy and in school, getting a COVID vaccine for anyone 12+ is recommended.

The Morley Community School nurse is offering vaccine clinics to all students 12+ (born in 2009 or earlier).

Parents and caregivers check out the COVID Vaccine Information provided below and consider returning the signed vaccination consent form as soon as possible. You may also provide verbal consent directly to School Nurse Jillian Fenton (jillian.fenton@@stoneyeeducation.ca or 403-710-3393.

Note: Students 18 and under cannot get vaccinated without parent or guardian consent.

COVID-19 boosters (3rd doses) now available seniors and immunocompromised

Booster vaccines available

COVID Booster Shots - 3rd dose

Booster COVID-19 vaccines (3rd dose) are now available to Stoney Nakoda members – either seniors living in long-term care facilities or those with immunocompromised conditions, where six months have passed since their second dose.

Receiving a third dose will boost immunity levels and improve protection for those eligible.

Immunocompromising conditions that qualify:

  • Transplant recipients
  • Individuals with chronic kidney disease who are receiving regular dialysis
  • Individuals in active cancer treatment (chemotherapy, immunotherapy or targeted therapies) excluding those receiving only hormonal therapy, radiation therapy or surgery
  • People taking medication for certain autoimmune conditions

In addition, mRNA doses (Pfizer and Moderna) will be made available to Albertans who are traveling to a jurisdiction that does not accept
visitors who have been vaccinated with Covishield /AstraZeneca or mixed doses.

Get Vaccinated

Get Vaccinated

After a few weeks of zero positive COVID cases in our community, we now have 6 cases. The need to increase our vaccination rate is more important than ever as there are reported cases of the Delta variant in Morley. Delta spreads easily between people and may lead to more serious outcomes than other versions of COVID-19. In order to protect ourselves and our community, we need to be fully vaccinated.

Vaccines gives us a high level of protection from serious illness and death from COVID-19 variants, including Delta. The more people are vaccinated, the less opportunity the virus has to spread and develop new variants.

 

Morley COVID Vaccination Information - August 2021

Our vaccination rate in Morley is very low in comparison to Alberta and Canada. Currently, nation members with ONE DOSE of vaccine is currently 63.9% and the goal is have at least 80% vaccinated with at least one dose. Only 17.5% of nation members between the ages of 12 and 17 have one dose. 46.4% of adults 18 years and older have one dose.

Nation members with TWO DOSES of vaccine is currently 46.6% and the goal is have at least 80% vaccinated. Only 10.6% of nation members between the ages of 12 and 17 have one dose. 36% of adults 18 years and older have one dose.

Encourage family members to get fully vaccinated.  

Fitness Centre Reopens

Fitness Centre

Come Train With Us!

The Stoney Health Fitness Centre reopens to the community starting Monday, August 9.

Hours: 12: 00 – 4:00 pm
Open weekdays, except holidays
Bearspaw Youth Centre, 2nd floor

The Stoney Health Services Fitness Centre remains open and is unaffected by the latest public health guidelines announced September 15.

The guidelines state that “Indoor one-on-one training and solo activities are allowed with 3 metre physical distancing.”

The Fitness Centre has a maximum capacity of 3 people (plus 1 staff). Physical distancing is required at all times as well as continuous masking and sanitizing.

The Fitness Centre is open Monday to Friday from 12:00-4:00 and is open to all community members.

COVID Safety Measures in Place to Help Keep the Community Healthy and Safe

  • Reduced capacity. Limit of THREE (3) gym users at one time.  (+ 1 staff)
  • Masks required. Everyone must wear masks at all times. (Please consider low-intensity exercises.)
  • A COVID questionnaire must be completed prior to entering the gym. If you have COVID symptoms, please stay home and contact Stoney Health Services to get a COVID-19 test.
  • Space ventilation. Air conditioning or windows open depending on temperatures/air quality.
  • Hand sanitizer use and frequent cleaning/sanitizing of all equipment.
  • Bring your own water.
  • Change rooms are available for use.

Vaccination clinic schedule

Vaccination Squad Schedule

The Stoney Health Vax Squad is offering walk-in vaccinations at the Health Centre.

Monday to Friday
10 am – 3:30 pm
No appointment required. Walk-ins welcome.

Get your 1st and 2nd dose (primary series) or 3rd dose (booster shot, at least five months after the first two doses) of the COVID-19 vaccines.

4th COVID booster shots are available for anyone 65 and older.

Children 5-11 years old are now eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine. No appointment required. 

All child and youth immunizations, including COVID and flu are available. Drop-in for snacks, gift bags, door prizes and lots of fun!

Flu immunizations are offered for babies from 6 months to seniors. 

Getting vaccinated helps protect yourself, your loved ones, Elders and others in the community.

Public Health Measures Continue on Reserve July 1

Public Health Restrictions Continue in Morley

While the Alberta Government is removing most public health measures on July 1, a slower, more cautious, approach is being taken on the Stoney Nakoda First Nation in Morley

July 1 will see Alberta’s final stage of its Open for Summer plan kick off with the removal of public health measures, including a ban on indoor gatherings and the lifting of mandatory mask wearing in most indoor spaces.

While provincial restrictions are easing, in Morley and area all public health restrictions remain at level ‘Red‘ with a high risk of transmission. 

Restrictions, including mask wearing indoors, will remain in place until there is a decline in the community’s active COVID cases AND at least 70% of Nation members get vaccinated. Refer to image of Three Risk Levels to understand the requirements for each level.

The best decision for the community is for as many community members 12+ to get vaccinated. Encourage family, friends and clients to all do their part to help us #GetBackToNormal!

COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics

Stoney First Nations Vaccine Clinics

Getting vaccinated in one of the best and most effective ways of preventing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting our community’s most vulnerable. Many people shared their own personal reasons for getting vaccinated – some shared similar stories, while others had travel, connecting with family and getting back to normal at the top of mind. Check out this vaccine video series! 

Stoney Health Services hosted several vaccine clinics throughout April welcoming eligible community members to get first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Chiniki Councillor Jordie Mark

September Daniels

Deanna Goodstoney

Lionel Crowspreadhiswings

Shylance Twoyoungmen

Stoney Education Authority's Cherith Mark

Donna Eddison

Stoney Health Service's Wendy Thatcher