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A community-led initiative designed to provide timely, accurate, trauma-informed, and culturally relevant information about medical concepts related to available COVID-19 vaccinations, with the explicit aim of empowering informed consent and decision-making of First Nations, Inuit and Métis living in urban and related homelands. We strive to provide resources that recognize and respect Indigenous worldviews and cultural practices while upholding Indigenous knowledge translation principles and standards. Read more in
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Unpacking biomedicine, traditional knowledges and healing practices through oral storytelling and visualizations to support First Nations, Inuit and Métis in making informed choices.
Your physical, emotional, spiritual and mental well-being matter.
The experiences you have had with the health care system or other institutions can affect how you feel about COVID-19 vaccinations and accessing health care.
It is important that your health care team treats you with dignity and respect.
You have rights when it comes to making decisions about your well-being and health care, including deciding on receiving the COVID-19 vaccination or not.
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Vaccine Hesitation and Benefits of Getting Vaccinated
After you've made your decision about receiving the vaccine, you will be asked to sign a consent form. You will be provided with product information with details about the vaccine, including ingredients (see more about ingredients on the infographic below).
There is no mercury or other ingredients such as formaldehyde or aluminum or fetal cells in the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines.
If you have had a serious, life-threatening allergic reaction to any ingredient in the vaccine, then you should not receive it.
Vaccine Side Effects
Our good friend Scout from is sharing some amazing strategies to protect ourselves during the pandemic. What works for you? Is is making a cup of sweet cedar tea? Drumming? Going for a walk?
Feel conﬁdent that you are protecting your immune functions with Scout the Porcupine! Walk with us through a combination of traditional and western methods to feel at your best.
We can all learn a thing or two from Porcupine, especially on protection. Embrace the wisdom of Porcupine by taking a preventative approach to protecting our immunity.