Hosted by: National Indian Health Board
According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Omicron can cause more infections and spread more easily than the Delta variant. Because of this, it remains important to protect yourself from COVID-19. Vaccinations and booster shots are widely available. Vaccines to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection are considered the best approach for curbing the COVID-19 pandemic. Vaccines developed earlier in the pandemic produce an immune response that can recognize and block Omicron after a booster shot. This means vaccines help prevent serious illness, including hospitalization and death from Omicron. Join us as Dr. Nicole Redvers provides an update on Omicron, discusses the current guidelines in the context of Indigenous communities’ risk, and reflects on what might be to come based on this variant.
- Explain how vaccinations and boosters reduce the risk of severe illness and life-threatening symptoms.
- Explore the unique issues relevant to the COVID-19 vaccine that are likely to impact vaccine hesitancy and acceptance.
- Discuss actions to support providers in COVID-19 vaccine conversations and enhance vaccine acceptance.