Hundreds of people have signed up to the FNHA #VaxChamp portal in the past week since Kiefer Collison announced his collaboration with the FNHA.
The popular Big Brother Canada participant and radio personality is working with the FNHA to help encourage the COVID-19 vaccination uptake of Indigenous people of every age across BC.
There is a contest as an added incentive, with everyone who adds their photo and reason for getting the vaccine to the #VaxChamp page during October receiving a “Just a kid from the Rez" hat. They will also be automatically entered into a draw for a $500 Visa gift card.
In week two of the campaign, Kiefer was once again “Kiefing it Real" in his latest TikTok video, explaining why he decided to become a #VaxChamp.
@kiefitreal Still time to become a VaxChamp with the Firstnations Health Authority! Sign up at www.fnha.ca/vaxchamp #kiefitreal #LPOG #FNHA #CFNR #VAXCHAMP ♬ original sound - Kiefer Collison
Still time to become a VaxChamp with the Firstnations Health Authority! Sign up at www.fnha.ca/vaxchamp #kiefitreal #LPOG #FNHA #CFNR #VAXCHAMP
“One of the reasons why I chose to get vaccinated is so I could get some shots up," says Kiefer in his video, before playing basketball with his friends.
On the VaxChamp page, First Nations from all over BC have shared their own reasons for choosing to accept the vaccines:
“I got vaccinated because I wanna make sure my babies are protected and won't have to worry about me getting the virus," writes Louise Moore of Nisga'a Nations in a photo with her three children.
“I chose to get vaccinated because I have some very important people in my life who are immunocompromised," writes Crisca Malloway of Tzeachten First Nation. “I want to do my part to protect them as best I can."
“I got vaccinated because I believe in science," says another entry from Christine Andrew of Lil'wat Nation. “I also want to strengthen the herd for the ones that can't be vaccinated."
Become a #VaxChamp today!
If you're not vaccinated but you want more information about the vaccines, visit fnha.ca/coronavirus.
You can also skip right to registering for an appointment on the provincial website or find a vaccine clinic near you by visiting this link.