Public Notice – Extended Dates and Booking Options for COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic for Yellowknife Residents 60+

PUBLIC NOTICE:

We do apologize for the inconvenience or frustration that the phone backlog may have caused and we are committed to ensuring people have the opportunity to receive an appointment. 

After a fully subscribed first week of vaccination clinic in Yellowknife for the 60+ priority population that included 1,000 appointments, the NTHSSA is adding more spots to meet demand.

Beginning at 4:00pm on January 21, 2021 more spaces will be opened to book for COVID-19 vaccinations for Yellowknife residents who are 60 years of age and older. Initial dates for the clinic will be Monday January 25 through Thursday January 28. If these dates are fully subscribed additional dates will be added and announced during the week. Appointments will take place at the Yellowknife Multiplex DND Gymnasium; the same location flu clinics were coordinated in fall 2020.

Accessibility Alert - the clinic will be operating using the main entrance of the Multiplex, which should be accessible for most.  For individuals who have accessibility needs that may not be met by this location please call ahead to Public Health and requirements will be fully accommodated.

Over the past week we have heard concerns from many residents about availability of appointments and their ability to reach the public health unit in Yellowknife due to high call volume related to demand for appointment. The expanded clinic dates will introduce an online booking option similar to how flu clinics were managed in the fall of 2020. This new option aims to improve the booking experience for eligible residents and reduce phone-line volume at public health.

Residents who qualify for the clinic are encouraged to use the online booking form to secure their spot. Each appointment can accommodate up to two individuals so those who are booking can sign up their partner or friend to attend the clinic along with them.

We ask residents to only book appointments if they are within the initial priority group of 60 years of age and older, while we will not be checking names against dates of birth at the time of booking this will be checked at the time of registration. Anyone who does not meet the 60+ criteria will be asked to book again at a time in the future when they meet booking criteria.

Future opportunities for expanded priority access to the COVID-19 vaccine will be announced as NTHSSA is advised that vaccine is available.

To book an appointment at this clinic click here, we encourage online bookings to reduce call volume however if you would prefer to book over-the-phone contact Public Health at 767-9120.

Media Contact

David Maguire
Manager, Communications
Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority
TEL: 867-767-9107 ext. 40150
EMAIL: david_maguire@gov.nt.ca