First Nations Childhood Immunization Project (FINCH)

The First Nations Childhood Immunization Project (FINCH) is a partnership project between the Aimm research team, Maskwacis Health Services, and the Alberta Ministry of Health. We seek to understand the uniqueness of the immunization experience for members of a First Nations community, as well as how historical and cultural factors may act as barriers or supports to vaccine uptake. Our aim is to improve immunization services for children and families in the community of Maskwacis.

Our work together is exploring approaches to more accurately measure vaccine coverage in the community, identifying barriers and supports to accessing vaccine services, and developing strategies to improve confidence in and uptake of childhood vaccines.

Project dates

March 1, 2017 to March 21, 2023


  • Alberta Health
  • Maskwacis Health Services
  • The Alberta First Nations Information Governance Centre
  • Canadian Institutes of Health Research

Team members

  • Maggie Lin, MN, NP
  • Keith King, MPH, RN

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