Over 12,000 NWT residents fully vaccinated

Moderna vaccine being administered. (Supplied by Health and Social Services Authority.)
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The GNWT says as of March 15th, 12,389 residents have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19, over one third of NWT adults.

Residents in 30 of the 33 NWT communities have been fully vaccinated with Inuvik, Hay River and Yellowknife residents left. Clinics are ongoing in the three remaining communities for all eligible residents.

Anyone from a smaller community who missed receiving their first or second dose can go to one of the three hub communities for their vaccine shot.

So far, 19,685 first doses of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine have been delivered to NWT residents, up over 2,500 from this time last week.

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The GNWT says the timeline for full herd immunity (75 per cent fully vaccinated) in the NWT is still on track for late April. There are approximately 34,400 adults in the NWT.

There is currently one active case of COVID-19 in the territory, belonging to an NWT resident.

Since the territory’s first case of COVID-19 almost a year ago on March 20th, 2020, there have been 74 total confirmed cases, with 47 of them being NWT residents.

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