Eligible residents 75+ in Yellowknife, Behchoko to be given third doses

Outside of the Dettah COVID-19 vaccine clinic. (Photo supplied by MyTrueNorthNow.com staff.)
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The NWT Health and Social Services Authority is now offering third doses of COVID-19 vaccine to those 75 years of age and older.

At the direction of the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer, they will be starting a limited roll-out immediately in Yellowknife, N’Dilo, Dettah, and Behchoko.

The NTHSSA says it’s taking this step to ensure the continued safeguarding of NWT residents against the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in the territory.

“These 3rd doses will be administered on a voluntary basis, after a minimum of six months following a resident’s second dose of COVID-19 vaccine,” they add.

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Anyone who turns 75 by December 31st is eligible for the third dose.

Appointments in the identified communities – which are being prioritized due to the current outbreak – can be booked now.

The NTHSSA says further guidance for communities or groups outside those identified in this notice will be provided at a later time.

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