COVID-19 vaccines and Indigenous peoples

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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.

As of June 18, 2021, Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) is aware of:

  • 687 communities with vaccinations underway (for either priority groups or all adults) in:
    • First Nations and Inuit communities in provinces
    • communities in territories
  • 588,916 doses have been administered, of that 227,408 were second doses in individuals aged 12+.

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

Information for Indigenous youth

To find out more:

Information for 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:

ISC encourages all First Nations, Inuit and Métis to receive the vaccine to protect themselves, their families and communities.

Vaccines are safe

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Other resources on COVID-19 vaccines

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Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation: Your Health, Our Strength not applicable Webpage
COVID-19 and the vaccine: a message from the National Turtle Lodge Council of Knowledge Keepers not applicable Video
COVID-19 awareness activities for Indigenous kids Inuktitut Webpage
First Nations Health Authority in British Columbia: After you get your COVID-19 vaccine not applicable Webpage
COVID-19 resources: social media not applicable Webpage
COVID-19 vaccines for at-risk groups (not available in English) Inuktitut Video
COVID-19 vaccines: get the facts not applicable PDF
COVID-19: We can all help by getting vaccinated not applicable Video
COVID-19 vaccines: What you need to know (not available in English) Inuktitut Video
Weeneebayko Area Health Authority: COVID-19 vaccines not applicable Videos and other resources
Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority: COVID-19 vaccine information and resources not applicable PDFs and videos
Government of Canada: Vaccine safety in Canada not applicable Video
COVID-19: How vaccines are developed not applicable Video
COVID-19 vaccination tool kit for health care providers not applicable PDF
COVID-19 vaccine delivery: a testimonial from 2 Métis Elders not applicable Video
Government of Newfoundland and Labrador: COVID-19 immunization plan Webpage
Cree Board of Health and Social services of James Bay: COVID-19 not applicable Video and frequently asked questions
Public service announcements about COVID-19 vaccines Radio scripts
First Nations Health Authority: Facts about COVID-19 vaccines not applicable Poster
First Nations Health Authority: What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccines not applicable Webpage
First Nations of Quebec and Labrador health and social services commission: Charles Philippe Vincent's testimony not applicable Video
Government of Manitoba: COVID-19 vaccines not applicable Webpage
Government of Nunavut: About the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine Webpage
Government of Yukon: COVID-19 vaccine strategy not applicable Webpage
How are the COVID-19 vaccines being monitored for safety? not applicable Video
How do we know the COVID-19 vaccines are safe? not applicable Video
Key facts with Crystal Martin-Lapenskie not applicable Video
Sioux Lookout First Nations Health Authority: How the COVID-19 vaccines work not applicable Video
Vaccination : Key facts with Dr Adams not applicable Video
Vaccination : Les points saillants avec Dr Raven Dupont-Maurice (not available in English) not applicable Video
Vaccination prioritaire avec Dr Raven Dupont-Maurice (not available in English) not applicable Video
Government of Canada: What you need to know about the COVID-19 vaccine Plains Cree PDF
Government of Canada: COVID-19: How vaccines are developed not applicable Video
Make sure you know the facts about COVID-19 vaccination not applicable Poster
Priority immunization with Crystal Martin-Lapenskie not applicable Video
Priority immunization with Dr Adams not applicable Video
Protect Our People MB campaign not applicable Webpage
Protecting our communities: British Columbia Assembly of First Nations COVID-19 vaccines public service announcement not applicable Video
Siksika Health Services not applicable Video series
Vaccine development and approval in Canada not applicable Poster
Ask the experts video series: COVID-19 vaccines questions not applicable Webpage
Women's college hospital: Maad'ookiing Mshkiki, sharing medicine not applicable Videos and other resources

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