Vaccination Info

Possible side effects from the Covid-19 vaccine, that are normal, due to your body’s immune response to the vaccine.

  • Pain, redness, itchiness, or swelling at the side of injection, or swollen lymph nodes under the armpit. This can happen right away, or up to 7 days after.  You can use a cool damp cloth or a wrapped ice pack on the area.
  • Tiredness or headache, mild flu-like symptoms such as fever and chills, muscle or joint soreness, nausea or vomiting. This should only last a couple of days.

Side effects can be treated with Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Advil (Ibuprofen).

If you have any concerns, you can call your doctor or 811.
Vaccine Aftercare

It takes two weeks after your vaccination for it to reach its full effect.

It may still be possible to get Covid-19, even after you’ve had the vaccine.
This is why it is still very important to wear a mask and follow COVID-19 protocols.

No vaccine is 100% effective, and the new variants are changing things.

If you have any Covid-19 symptoms: Sore throat, runny nose, cough, or difficulty breathing, please use the BC Covid Assessment Tool to see if you need a test, and where and when to go.

Currently 2nd doses are scheduled to be 4 months after the 1st dose.

The Ktunaxa Nation Health Clinic staff will call you when our vaccine arrives for the 2nd dose clinics.

If you missed our clinic you can still get your vaccine through Interior Health at: or by phone at  1-833-838-2323

Seven days a week, 8 am to 8 pm (MST)

Eligibility dates are available here:

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