Thanks to a great response from residents, we have fully booked all available COVID-19 vaccine appointments between January 26-30 for the expanded priority group in Yellowknife. We are closely monitoring our vaccine supply and may open more appointments if doses become available.
If you are in the priority group of Yellowknife residents who have BOTH high risk of exposure AND high risk of severe disease (defined below) and were unable to get an appointment, please e-mail CPHO@gov.nt.ca.
High Risk of Exposure:
- Residents aged 18 and older leaving the NWT before March 31, 2021 for medical travel or out-of-territory mental health and addictions treatment
- Resident workers aged 18 and older at increased risk:
- health care workers
- emergency responders
- rotational workers
- congregate setting staff (those who work in shelters, correctional facilities, or other settings where people live/stay overnight and use shared spaces like sleeping areas, bathrooms, or kitchens)
- taxi drivers
- flight crews
High Risk of Severe Disease:
- Residents aged 18 and older with chronic medical conditions like:
- lung, heart, kidney, or liver disease
- hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Residents aged 18 and older who are immunocompromised from underlying medical conditions or medications
- Residents aged 18 and older living with obesity (body mass index of 40 or higher)
We would like to take this opportunity to thank all residents who have showed up or booked appointments at our vaccine clinics to date, as well as those who are patiently waiting for their turn. Protecting our most vulnerable residents is our first priority. The NWT is on track to start offering first doses to the general population at the end of March 2021, ahead of most of the country.
For details on upcoming vaccine clinics, visit www.nthssa.ca/covid-vaccine