COVID-19 Vaccine

 

The Importance of Vaccines • Talk to a Doc • How to Get Vaccinated • Vaccine Topics


​​​​​​​​​The Importance ​of Vaccines

Produce Immun​​​​​​​ity

Vaccines are products that produce immunity to a specific disease such as COVID-19. When you are immune to COVID-19 you can be exposed to it without becoming sick. If you do become infected, the vaccine can prevent more severe illness.

Protect Every​one

The COVID-19 vaccine will also help protect everyone around you. The more people in a community who are vaccinated, the harder it is for the virus to spread and mutate. This is called 'herd immunity' or 'community immunity'.

Redu​ce Risk

Reduced access to stable housing, income, clean water and health and social services place some Indigenous peoples at higher risk of COVID-19. The vaccine is one way that Indigenous people can protect themselves from this virus. The FNHA's Medical Officers strongly recommend that Indigenous people opt to get the vaccine when they are offered one.

Talk to ​​a Doc

FNHA doctors answer common questions about vaccines in short, informative YouTube videos. Choose individual videos below or open the complete playlist.

Dr. Kamran Golmoha​mmadi

Dr. Kelsey L​​​ouie

Dr. Shan​non McDonald

Dr. Helena Sw​inkels

Dr. Nel Wieman

How to Get Vaccin​​ated

Visit the BC's provincial COVID-19 vaccination website to find a drop-in clinic, register for a vaccination and get up-to-date information and help.

Vaccine Topics

The Facts about Vaccines

Children and Youth

Materna​l Health

Staying S​​afe

Second Dose

Vaccine Anx​​iety

Vaccine Rol​lout

Vari​ants


 Wanting to get vaccinated?

Visit the BC's provincial COVID-19 vaccination website to find a drop-in clinic, register for a vaccination and get up-to-date information and help.

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Marlene, Kitselas First Nation, Takes the Pledge!

 Been exposed or experiencing symptoms?

Contact y​​​​our primary care provider or local public health office or call 8 - 1 - 1(Ta​ke a self-assessment.)​ ​​