(February 12, 2021) Due to Yellowknife’s large population size compared to other NWT communities, COVID-19 vaccine appointments are being opened up based on a more detailed breakdown of priority groups.
Starting today, approximately 500 additional appointments have been opened between February 11-13 at the Centre Square Mall. These appointments can be booked by Yellowknife residents who fall under one or more categories below on a first-come, first-served basis:
- Residents with one or more of the following chronic medical conditions (expanded to include those with mild or controlled disease)
- lung disease
- heart disease
- hypertension (high blood pressure)
- kidney disease
- liver disease
- Residents who are immunocompromised from underlying medical conditions or medications
- Residents living with obesity (BMI of 40 or higher)
- Residents Aged 60+
- Resident Workers 18 years of age and older in the following categories (please bring company ID):
- Mine Workers who work with and stay in the same facility overnight with workers from outside the NWT while at camp (NWT residents only)
- Medevac Pilots or Flight Crew (NWT residents only)
- Winter Road Support Staff who interact directly with staff from outside the Northwest Territories (NWT residents only)
- Canadian Armed Forces (NWT residents only)
- Taxi Drivers
- Isolation Centre Staff
- Residents living with disabilities (intellectual or physical) and their caregivers
- Residents who are primary caregivers for those at high risk of severe disease of COVID-19
- Residents travelling outside the NWT for any medical reason on or before March 31, 2021
- Anyone 18 years of age and older with CPHO Approval Letter
line by following this link: https://nthssabookings.simplybook.me/v2/. Residents who are unable to use the online booking form can call Yellowknife Public Health to book an appointment at (867) 767-9120.
Once again, there will be a limited number of appointments in this next round for Yellowknife. When appointments are full in the online booking system, we will post a public notice. If you are unable to get an appointment but fall under one of the expanded priority groups, please e-mail CPHO@gov.nt.ca instead of calling Yellowknife Public Health.
More appointments will be opened up based on vaccine supply once these existing slots are filled. We are asking residents to be community-minded and let our most vulnerable get vaccinated first.