Knowledge Resources & Publications


Vaccine Confidence

May 2021

A video on vaccine confidence : an NCCIH and NCCID collaborative project

The National Collaborating Centres for Indigenous Health and Infectious Diseases have created this video focusing on vaccine confidence for First Nations, Inuit, and Métis peoples.

Also known as immunizations, vaccines protect you, your family and community from vaccine-preventable diseases like measles, chickenpox and polio.

The more you know about the safety of immunizations, the more confident you can be in your decision to vaccinate.

Remember these four facts:

  • Vaccines reduce your risk of getting certain infectious diseases and reduce the spread of those infectious diseases to other people.
  • Vaccines are safe and carefully tested.
  • Side effects from vaccines are rare.
  • Vaccines help the body to fight off disease.

Choosing to get vaccinated is a responsible decision that protects you, your loved ones, and your community from getting vaccine-preventable diseases.

You can learn more about vaccines and immunizations at the National Collaborating Centre for Infectious Diseases ( and the National Collaborating Centre for Indigenous Health (