I am an Indigenous person wanting to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Does it matter if I am living away from community or not (i.e., off-reserve)? When and where can I receive the COVID-19 vaccine? Will Elders living away from their home community be prioritize

Question: 

I am an Indigenous person wanting to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Does it matter if I am living away from community or not (i.e., off-reserve)? When and where can I receive the COVID-19 vaccine? Will Elders living away from their home community be prioritized?

Answer: 

Please go to the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA) COVID-19 vaccine page for answers to these questions and more. The information on the FNHA website applies to anyone who is Indigenous (First Nations, Inuit, Métis) whether they live in a First Nations community or anywhere else in B.C.

The regional health authorities are leading the allocation, distribution and administration of COVID-19 vaccines for Indigenous people living away from community (i.e., off-reserve). The FNHA is working with partners, including the regional health authorities, the BC Association of Aboriginal Friendship Centres and the Métis Nation of BC to advocate for culturally safe access to these vaccinations. 

Date last updated: 
Tuesday, Mar 09, 2021
Date last reviewed: 
Friday, Feb 26, 2021