COVID-19 VACCINE UPDATE for residents in Yellowknife

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(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) 
    • diabetes 
    • kidney disease 
    • liver disease 
    • dementia 
    • stroke 
  • 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: 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 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.