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COVID-19 vaccinations underway

The Government of Canada is working to secure safe and effective vaccines to prevent COVID-19. This is key to stopping the spread of COVID-19 and resuming normal life. Indigenous organizations, doctors, nurses and Indigenous leaders have been involved in planning for COVID-19 vaccine mobilization.

Vaccination in numbers

As of January 3, 2022:

  • 687 communities reporting vaccination underway in:
    • First Nations and Inuit communities in provinces
    • communities in territories
  • 1,225,208 doses have been administered, of that 455,593 were second doses and 199,341 were third doses
  • over 91% of individuals aged 12+ have received a second dose and over 42% have received a third dose
  • over 52% of children aged 0 to 17 have received at least 1 dose

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Indigenous peoples in urban communities

Why vaccinate against COVID-19

By getting a COVID-19 vaccine, you will be protected and will help prevent the spread of the virus to those who may be more likely to contract it, such as:

Vaccines prevent infection, hospitalization, admission in an intensive care unit (ICU) and death. ISC supports all First Nations, Inuit and Métis to receive the vaccine to protect themselves, their families and communities.

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