COVID-19 vaccines and Indigenous peoples

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COVID-19 vaccinations underway

COVID-19 vaccine uptake data reported to and by Indigenous Services Canada now excludes uptake in Inuit and territorial communities as data updates from territorial and regional governments have not been publicly available since mid-2022.

Vaccination in numbers

As of June 22, 2024, First Nations communities have reported the following data:

  • 294 newly reported COVID-19 vaccine doses administered since April 27, 2024
  • 17,151 cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered since August 27, 2023

To find out more about the progress in administration of vaccines:

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.

Indigenous peoples in urban communities

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