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Indigenous Community Resources

Here you will find COVID-19 resources to support Indigenous peoples and communities in B.C. 

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Feeling sick with cold, flu or COVID-19?

People are getting sick with cold, the flu, or COVID-19 this season. Here are some tips to help stop the spread.

If you're not feeling well, stay home until you feel better, wear a mask when with others, clean hands , cough into your elbow

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Pathways to healing from pandemic stress and loss

COVID-19 has caused stress and loss for many people. First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples also continue to navigate the historic and ongoing experiences of colonization and racism.

This resource aims to help individuals find ways to improve their mental health and well-being. It is acknowledged that communities also need improved services and policies to address this complex issue.

Pathways to healing from pandemic stress and loss: click image link to open PDF in colour

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About COVID-19 Vaccination

Learn about why it's important to get a COVID-19 vaccine, the possible side effects and what happens after you get your vaccine.

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What to expect after getting the vaccine


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Pregnancy and COVID-19 vaccination

If you are pregnant, planning to get pregnant, or breast or chestfeeding, getting a COVID-19 vaccine is the safest choice to protect you from a serious case of COVID-19.

Follow Emma's vaccination journey to learn more about pregnancy and COVID-19 vaccination.

Pregnancy and COVID-19 vaccination: click image link to open PDF in colour

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Getting additional doses

Each time you get a COVID-19 vaccine, it boosts your immunity and increases your protection. Over time, your immunity will go down. Boosters bring your protection back up again.

Each COVID-19 vaccine dose increases your protection against severe illness: click image link to open PDF in colour

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COVID-19 Prevention

Your personal toolkit to prevent COVID-19

There are many tools that can help protect you and your family from respiratory illnesses, like influenza (flu), COVID-19 and RSV.

You can decide how and when to use these tools while making sure you are supporting your overall physical and mental health. For example, you may apply more tools if you are at higher risk of serious illness.

  Toolkit: Vaccines, Stay home if sick, Clean hands, Mask and cover coughs, Good airflow, Respect personal space, Clean surfaces

If you have symptoms

When Sam fell sick with COVID-19, they self-isolated for the number of days recommended by public health. Sam stayed in their room as much as possible and wore a mask when taking care of their kids and Grandma.

Follow Sam's journey to learn more about what to do if you have COVID-19.

Each COVID-19 vaccine dose increases your pIf you have COVID-19 symptoms: click image link to open PDF in colour

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Caring for someone with COVID-19


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Related information

For more health resources for Indigenous People, check out our Indigenous Health Resources page.

Archived resources

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Important links

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