The GNWT announced Friday that in Inuvik and Hay River the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine is now open to all residents 18 years and older. 

All eligible adults can now book their Moderna vaccine in Inuvik and Hay River. Yellowknife residents 50 and older can also now be vaccinated.The GNWT is waiting to receive research on what to do in caseare delayed longer than the 42-day second dose period. GNWT image

The government also expanded Yellowknife bookings to include those aged 50 and older. In the coming weeks, Yellowknife vaccine clinics will open up to the general population. 

Since the NWT began vaccine rollout on Dec. 31, 2020, almost 20,000 doses have been delivered to all 33 communities.

The GNWT encourages residents to check the vaccine schedule frequently to ensure they book second doses within the six week window. The department of Health and Social Services (HSS) advised that vaccine teams will return to communities with the recommended time frame to administer second doses. 

 “I am pleased that we continue to be able to expand the priority groups eligible to receive the Covid-19 vaccine in the Northwest Territories and I look forward to seeing our territory get to the position where the vaccine is offered to all eligible residents, in all 33 communities,” Julie Green, HSS Minister said in Friday’s news release. 

To date, the NWT has received four shipments of the Moderna vaccine with another 16,300 doses anticipated in mid-March.

Natalie Pressman

Reporting courts and cops and general news, Natalie started with NNSL Media in 2020. Before moving to Yellowknife, Natalie worked as a community radio trainer in Iskatewizaagegan #39 Independent First...

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