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. Indigenous organizations, doctors, nurses and Indigenous leaders have been involved in planning for COVID-19 vaccine mobilization.

Vaccination in numbers

As of January 11, 2022, Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) is aware of:

  • 687 communities reporting vaccinations underway in:
    • First Nations and Inuit communities in provinces
    • communities in territories
  • 1,006,262 doses have been administered, of that 401,045 were second doses and 90,004 were third doses

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

Indigenous children and youth

To find out more:

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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