We understand that the COVID-19 pandemic can have us all on edge. The Saik'uz Chief, Council, and Health department are here to ensure you have all the up-to-date information you need to stay safe and to know that, together, we can get through this stronger than before.
The Saik'uz First Nation Chief and Council
COVID-19 vaccines have arrived in Saik'uz!
Vaccinations will take place at the Band Office on Wednesday, March 10, Thursday, March 11, and Friday, March 12, 2021. The vaccine is available to anyone who lives or works in Saik'uz, including non-Band members.
All 65+ Saik'uz residents are booked to receive their COVID-19 vaccination on Wednesday morning. After these residents have received their vaccination, the Saik'uz Health staff will then begin vaccinating members in order of age (starting with 64 and going down to 18). There may be vaccinations made out off order if someone is unable to make their appointment.
If you have not received a call from Saik'uz Health with your appointment time by 4PM on Tuesday, March 9, please call the Band Office and let them know. The Band Office will call you back as soon as possible during work hours to organize an appointment.
It is extremely important that you arrive at your vaccination appointment on time. If you cannot make it on time, please contact the Band Office immediately to let them know. During vaccination days, the Health Centre will be closed as Health staff will be assisting with the vaccinations.
If you are a Band member who lives out of community, you will be vaccinated according the schedule of your area. You cannot return to Saik'uz to receive your vaccine.
Band members who are 65+ and living in the Northern Health region can call 1-844-255-7555 between 7AM and 7PM to book their vaccine appointment at a nearby Northern Health Clinic. Clinic locations will be confirmed when you book your appointment.
If you are age 60-64, you can all this same phone number ON or AFTER March 31.
Click for more information regarding off-reserve vaccinations for elders living in the Northern Health region.
Due to COVID-19 precautions recommended by BC Public Health, the Saik'uz Band Office, Daycare, Elders Centre, and Health Centre will be closed to the public until further notice. Essential staff will continue working, from home when possible, to ensure the delivery of necessary services.
The Band Office staff are available by telephone or online appointment. To make an appointment, call the Saik'uz Band Office and let Reception know who it is you would like to meet. If you are asked to come to the Band Office for your appointment, you will be required to wear a mask and will be met in the lobby.
Health Staff are available by telephone, online, or in-person appointment. Call the Saik'uz Health Centre to book your appointment.
We apologize for this inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.
The Saik'uz Offices