COVID-19 in Indigenous communities: What you need to know – CBC

Jul 21, 2021

659,343 vaccine doses administered to date in First Nations and Inuit communities

Over 57 per cent of people aged 12 and up in First Nations and Inuit communities are now fully vaccinated, according to the latest data from Indigenous Services Canada.

As of mid-July, over 81 per cent of that population had received at least one dose. The percentage represents 659,343 vaccine doses administered to individuals aged 12 and older in 687 First Nations and Inuit communities, as well as 271,916 second doses.

As of July 19, there were 266 active cases of the virus in First Nations. The majority of new infections were reported in Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/indigenous/indigenous-covid-19-update-1.6109691

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