More than 4,500 NWT residents fully vaccinated

One of the GNWT's vaccine rollout team members shows an empty vial of the Moderna vaccine. (Photo by Bailey Moreton/MyTrueNorthNow.com.)
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The GNWT says as of March 1st, 4,558 residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

Lutsel K’e, Dettah, N’Dilo, Whati, Gameti, Fort McPherson and Aklavik were the communities that were most recently vaccinated.

Eligible residents in Deline, Tulita, Tuktoyaktuk, Fort Providence, Fort Simpson, Fort Smith, Behchoko, Fort Resolution, Fort Liard and Norman Wells are expected to be fully vaccinated by the end of this week.

Clinics have been scheduled in Yellowknife, Hay River and Inuvik for the remainder of this week for priority populations to get fully vaccinated. Priority populations in those communities were recently expanded.

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So far, 15,217 first doses have been delivered to NWT residents, up almost 700 from this time last week.

There remain five active cases of COVID-19 in the territory. Three are NWT residents and two are non-NWT workers.

Since the territory’s first case of COVID-19 back on March 20th of last year, there have been 74 total confirmed cases, with 47 of them being NWT residents.

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