COVID-19 VACCINE IMPLEMENTATION TOOLKIT
IPHCC has developed a toolkit to support Indigenous organizations with the planning and implementation of community-level COVID-19 vaccination clinics, with assistance from mainstream organizations such as local public health units, primary care agencies, and/or hospital settings.
6 STEPS TO EFFECTIVE ENGAGEMENT FOR VACCINE DISTRIBUTION WITH INDIGENOUS PEOPLES (ENGAGEMENT GUIDE)
During the COVID-19 vaccine rollout, it’s important that health agencies effectively engage with Indigenous communities, a priority group, in the planning process. To learn more about how to effectively engage Indigenous Peoples, please follow the link below.
STRATEGIES TO SUPPORT INDIGENOUS PARTICIPATION IN ONTARIO’S COVID-19 REPONSE (ONLINE MODULE)
COVID-19 has highlighted the inequities in healthcare and the social determinants of health for structurally-marginalized populations, including Indigenous peoples. It has also demonstrated the strengths of those same communities, especially by the way they’ve continued to support each other during the pandemic.
- How to self-isolate
- Self isolation: Guide for caregivers, household members and close contacts
- COVID-19 self-assessment (This self-assessment must be taken in the case of an exposure or if one is symptomatic).
- Report of Adverse Event following Immunization (AEFI) Requisition
- Sample letter for physicians to share with parents about vaccines for children
COVID-19 EDUCATION SESSION WITH DR. DANIEL WARSHAFSKY
Thank you for joining the Indigenous Primary Health Care Council, the Alliance for Healthier Communities, and the Association of Family Health Teams of Ontario on Wednesday June 9th, for the COVID-19 Education Session with Dr. Daniel Warshafsky, Associate Chief Medical Officer of Health.
Dr. Warshafsky provided updates on vaccine efficacy, breakthrough cases, Variants of Concern, vaccinations for youth, as well as a number of other questions raised by attendees.
Nicole Blackman, Provincial Director at the Indigenous Primary Health Care Council also spoke about why it was crucial that Indigenous people are prioritized to receive vaccines.
Maad’ookiing mshkiki – sharing medicine
First Nations, Inuit & Métis Perspectives & Knowledge Sharing on COVID-19 Vaccines
Public Health authorities have begun rolling out COVID-19 vaccines to prioritized populations, including segments of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities. Despite the prioritization of these populations, there may be barriers to the uptake of COVID -19 vaccinations across our communities for numerous complex and context-specific reasons. One of the barriers identified by our communities and by service providers, decision-makers, Elders and Knowledge Keepers is a lack of culturally safe and relevant educational materials about vaccination. It is critical to address this need urgently due to the rising rates of covid within some of our communities as well as the ongoing barriers related to a lack of cultural safety in the healthcare system.