Vaccine now being offered to all Yellowknife adults

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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Residents in Yellowknife 18 years of age and over can now book an appointment for their COVID-19 vaccine.

This means that every resident over the age of 18 in the NWT is now being offered the vaccine.

Julie Green, Minister of Health and Social Services says the NWT had some challenges to overcome early on in administering the vaccine but is proud of how far they’ve come, in such a short amount of time.

“Because of their contributions and the federal government’s support, we are now able to offer the vaccine to the adult population in all 33 communities,” she added.

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All Yellowknife residents 18 years of age and older can book online.

Most communities have now received a first and second dose opportunity. Additional clinic dates are under review for residents who missed their first or second dose.

NWT residents are encouraged to check the vaccine schedule to avoid delays getting their second dose.

As of March 6th, 17,057 first doses have been provided to half of the adult population of the NWT as well as 11,151 second doses of the COVID vaccine.

To date 35,300 doses of the Moderna vaccine have been received. The arrival of the 5th shipment is expected in the coming weeks.

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