Vaccine now available for Hay River, Inuvik residents; YK residents 50+

Moderna vaccine being administered. (Supplied by Health and Social Services Authority.)
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All eligible residents in Inuvik and Hay River will now be offered the Moderna vaccine.

Residents 50 years of age and older in Yellowknife can also book their appointments starting today.

Inuvik residents can book their appointment by calling 867-777-7246, Hay River residents by calling 867-874-8400 and Yellowknife residents 50+ by calling 867-767-9120 or booking online.

Julie Green, Minister of Health and Social Services says she looks forward to seeing the NWT get to the position where the vaccine is offered to all eligible residents, in all 33 communities.

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To date, close to 20,000 total doses of the COVID-19 vaccine have been delivered across the NWT since rollout began on December 31st.

Green says vaccines will be offered to the general population in Yellowknife in the coming weeks.

Residents who missed their first or second dose can book their vaccine in any NWT community and are encouraged to check the vaccine schedule to avoid delays.

The NWT has received 4 shipments of the Moderna vaccine to date with 35,300 doses total. Another 16,300 doses are anticipated to arrive in the final shipment in mid-March.

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