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COVID-19 Support Centre

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. 

Vaccination rates for Indigenous people ages 17- 40 are dangerously low in northern B.C. The Delta variant is deadly, even for the young and healthy. 

Cousins Before COVID is a new initiative that ensures you have access to trusted information and vaccine support. Browse the site below for fact sheets, contact information and resources.

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Get Informed

We’ve combed through the research and put together fact sheets answering the most common questions on the COVID-19 virus and the vaccines.


Get Vaccinated

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 January 31, 2022 and could be extended.

COVID-19 vaccines are available for anyone ages 12 or older. Health Canada has approved vaccines for children ages 5 – 11 and B.C. will receive the pediatric vaccines soon. Register your child in advance to get notified when appointments become available. Two doses are required to provide the strongest and longest possible protection. Some people with compromised immune systems need a third dose of the vaccine to complete their initial vaccine series. Booster vaccines are now available for those 18 and older who have received their second dose of vaccine six to eight months ago. Learn more about the vaccine in our vaccine fact sheet

Getting vaccinated in your community: 

  1. Contact your health clinic to book an appointment
  2. Apply for the Vaccination card here

Getting vaccinated outside of your community: 

  1. Register online or by phone at 1-833-838-2323 from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., every day, with reduced hours on statutory holidays. Dial 711 if you are hearing-impaired.
  2. Make an appointment or drop-in to one of the Northern Health Vaccination Clinics
  3. Apply for the Vaccination card here

Questions?

  • Contact your local health centre or doctor for information about the vaccine, or to book an appointment.
  • If you can’t find the information you need, call the CSFS main office number at 250-562-3591 or 1-800-889-6855 and our team will help connect you with the right people or resources. 

Why is getting a vaccine important to you?

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


#CousinsBeforeCOVID – Thank you to all who participated!

We get it. Getting vaccinated hasn’t been easy for everyone. Whether it’s misinformation, stigma, fear, or access, there have been barriers. But, so many of you have done it, or plan to soon. 

#CousinsBeforeCOVID is about creating access and overcoming barriers, to increase our vaccination rates and protect our community. 

Thank you to all who participated in our contest, which ended Nov. 26, and congratulations to our four winners. Your stories and your support for our communities is helping inspire others to get vaccinated.  

Let’s continue to put Cousins before COVID. 


Additional COVID-19 Resources


Questions?

  • Contact your local health centre or doctor for information about the vaccine, or to book an appointment.
  • If you can’t find the information you need, call the CSFS main office number at 250-562-3591 or 1-800-889-6855 and our team will help connect you with the right people or resources. 

Last modified: Thursday 02-Dec-21 14:05:02 PST