Public Notice - Reduction of Services for Yellowknife Public Health

(Yellowknife, October 21, 2021) – The NTHSSA is informing the public that the Yellowknife Public health Unit will be operating at reduced services from October 21-November 5, 2021 to facilitate the seasonal flu vaccine clinics alongside COVID vaccine clinics at the Centre Square Mall. Public health will resume routine vaccination clinics and services following the end of the seasonal flu clinic in Yellowknife on November 5th.

The following services will remain ongoing from Oct 21-Nov 5: 

  • 1 month Well Child clinics 
  • TB medication administration 
  • STI clinics and contact tracing 
  • Newborn/postnatal consultations  
  • Home visits

Residents in Yellowknife can book their flu vaccine by visiting NTHSSAbookings.simplybook.me and choosing the Flu Vaccine from the list of options. In all other communities, residents can access information on flu vaccines by visiting www.nthssa.ca/flu or by contacting their local health centre or public health office for details on local seasonal flu clinics.  

If you are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccine, whether first, second, or booster dose, you may request it at your local flu clinic. 

Thanks in large part to the public health measures in place to reduce the spread of COVID-19, the flu was virtually non-existent last year. This flu season, use the behaviours learned during the COVID-19 pandemic to keep yourself and your communities healthy: get the flu vaccine and follow local and territorial public health guidelines. These protective public health measures are actions you can take to help protect yourself and others from getting sick: 

  • Stay home, or keep your children home, if sick, and seek a COVID-19 test 
  • Practice healthy habits: hands (wash), face (mask), space (distance and limit interactions) 
  • Get vaccinated 

Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada recommend that everyone aged 6 months and older get the annual flu vaccine. Getting the flu vaccine does not only protect you—it also protects your loved ones, your community, and especially those at higher risk of flu-related complications.