People living on First Nations encouraged to get COVID-19 booster shots – APTN News

Jul 20, 2022

Numbers show the majority of people living on First Nations are not getting a third dose of the COVID-19 vaccine – and even fewer a fourth.

According to the Indigenous Services Canada website, 89 per cent of those 12-and-over received a second dose but this drops to 38 per cent for the third.

Dr. Isaac Bogoch, who works in the area of infectious diseases at the University of Toronto, says those living in remote First Nations communities should get the additional shots because they may not have easy access to a hospital.

Even though the vaccines have proven to be less effective against transmission of the Omicron variant, Bogoch says additional booster shots are still worth getting.

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