YELLOWKNIFE (October 1, 2021) - To ensure the continued safeguarding of NWT residents against the ongoing COVID-19 outbreak in the territory, the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority (NTHSSA) and Tlicho Community Services Agency (TCSA) , at the direction of the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer (OCPHO), will be offering a limited roll-out of 3rd doses of COVID-19 vaccines to all residents aged 75+ in Yellowknfe, Dettah, N’dilo and Behchoko.
These 3rd doses will be administered on a voluntary basis, after a minimum of six (6) months following a resident’s second dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Anyone who turns 75 by December 31, 2021 is eligible.
Appointments in the identified communities – which are being prioritized due to the current outbreak - can be booked now. Further guidance for communities or groups outside those identified in this notice will be provided at a later time.
First and second dose COVID-19 vaccinations are still available for all eligible persons through local health centres or public health offices. Those who are fully-immunized (2 doses) still have strong protection against COVID-19, including the Delta variant.
Individuals currently located in Yellowknife, N’Dilo and Dettah are able to book their first or second dose vaccinations in advance online, or may attend the Centre Square Mall vaccination clinic as a walk-in during open hours. For Behchoko residents call your health centre for information.
3rd doses are also available to specified Frontline Workers and immunocompromised Individuals, see the previous public notice for details.