Let’s put Cousins before COVID.
Carrier and Sekani people are a family— we are all connected as siblings, cousins, aunties, uncles and friends. We look out for one another and protecting each other means getting vaccinated for COVID-19.
Our COVID-19 Support Centre ensures you have access to trusted information and vaccine support. Browse the site below for fact sheets, contact information and resources.
We’ve combed through the research and put together fact sheets answering the most common questions on the COVID-19 virus and the vaccines.
Rapid antigen COVID-19 test kits are available at the CSFS Yu Be-yah Primary Care Clinic (987 4th Ave, Prince George). Each kit comes with five rapid tests.
To request a test kit for your household, contact Judith Sandford: firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-962-0244
Rapid tests are for members of your household who are presenting symptoms of COVID-19. The rapid tests are not to be used in the event of a COVID exposure or for non-symptomatic individuals.
Only take a rapid test if you are presenting one of the following COVID-19 symptoms:
Rapid antigen tests detect the antigens of the virus that causes COVID-19 and it can take 3 to 7 days after infection for there to be enough of the virus to be detected by the test. If a person with COVID-19 tests too early after they become infected, the test result can show as negative; this is called a false negative.
Rapid antigen screening only provides a point-in-time result. A negative result does not guarantee an individual is not contagious. If you have recently been exposed to COVID-19, you may still test positive later once there are enough antigens in your system for the test to detect.
If you test positive:
If you test negative:
Proof of vaccination, such as the BC Vaccine Card, is required to access some events, services and businesses like restaurants and gyms. Find the full list here. The requirement is in place until April 8, 2022.
COVID-19 vaccines are available for anyone ages 5 or older. Health Canada approved vaccines for children ages 5-11 on Nov. 19, 2021.
Two doses are required to provide the strongest and longest possible protection and the booster shot helps maintain that protection. Some people with compromised immune systems need a third dose of the vaccine to complete their initial vaccine series. Booster vaccines are available for those 18 and older who have received their second dose of vaccine at least six to eight months ago. Pregnant people are eligible to receive a booster shot eight weeks after their second dose. Learn more about the vaccine in our vaccine fact sheet or booster shot fact sheet.
Upcoming COVID + FLU Community Clinics
Hear from community members on why getting a vaccine is important to them.
A message in Carrier from Barby Skaling, CSFS Cultural Advisor, on behalf of CEO Warner Adam.
Jasmine Thomas | Elected Councillor | Saik’uz Nation
Jonathan French | Community Member | Takla Nation
Corrina Leween | Chief | Cheslatta Carrier Nation
Dr. Todd Alec | Family Physician | Nak'azdli Nation
Dr. Nadine Caron | Surgeon | Ojibwe Nation
Warner Adam | CEO of Carrier Sekani Family Services | Lake Babine Nation
Last modified: Tuesday 02-Jan-24 09:18:50 PST