The CAHHM First Nations (CAHHM-FN) study collaboration has led to innovative spin-off projects that are highlighted below. This forms a platform from which new ideas and studies can be launched. The CAHHM-FN meets each month via Zoom, and this form of “staying together” as a team strengthens our long-term partnerships.
About the study
Three of the eight communities participating in the CAHHM study have committed to join the COVID CommUNITY: First Nations study, with the remaining 5 unable to participate because of the significant workload to manage the COVID-19 pandemic. Aggregate results and knowledge translation tools developed through this study will be shared with all Alliance communities.
Among men and women living in selected First Nations communities, we will determine:
The humoral immunogenicity in response to the COVID-19 infection and vaccine over time?
The effectiveness and safety of COVID-19 vaccines over time?
The access to, level of trust, and acceptance of COVID-19 vaccines?
The contextual factors, i.e. socioeconomic status, Indigenous determinants of health, household density, occupation type, knowledge or uncertainties about the vaccines, and chronic disease co-morbidities (i.e. hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease), that affect COVID-19 immunogenicity and risk of COVID-19 infection?
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