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

May 05, 2021

369,497 vaccine doses administered in First Nations and Inuit communities

Over 59 per cent of adults in First Nations communities have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, according to the latest data from Indigenous Services Canada.

To date, a total of 369,497 vaccine doses, including 107,596 second doses, have been administered in 661 First Nations and Inuit communities. It’s also estimated that over 74 per cent of adults living in Yukon, N.W.T. and Nunavut have received at least one dose.

The number of doses administered does not include First Nations people who live off-reserve or in urban centres. However, several provinces and cities have either prioritized Indigenous populations or organized special immunization clinics.

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