First Nations Health Authority pushes for booster shots for B.C. Indigenous communities – CTV News

Oct. 6, 2021

Victoria –

COVID-19 cases have been climbing in Indigenous communities across B.C., including a recent spike in Ahousaht, B.C., amplifying calls for booster shots from the First Nations Health Authority.

Dr. Shannon McDonald is the chief medical officer for the FNHA, she says there are now more than 700 active cases amongst First Nations communities, a notable increase from August. “Six weeks now we’ve seen a significant increase among our communities,” said McDonald.

Adding to the concern is the fact that many of these cases are happening to First Nations people who have both vaccine doses — a stark contrast to the data for the general population.

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