This fact sheet provides information on how vaccines work, their safety, and possible side effects. This evidence supports informed decision-making on immunizations.

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It is also available in CreeOjibway and Inuktitut.

This resource was produced by the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (NCCIH), in collaboration with the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases (NCCID), and is one in a series of five fact sheets on vaccine preventable diseases and immunizations.

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Anishnawbe Mushkiki provides culturally safe, comprehensive care empowering patients through their health and wellness journey.  We offer health promotion, primary and traditional approaches to patient and family centred care.

Many of our programs are provided in partnership with other organizations in locations throughout Thunder Bay.

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