Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Updates

COVID Vaccine

Vaccine Roll-Out in NWT

NOTE: This information is subject to change, logistics and schedules continue to be adjusted. This schedule is being provided to show the latest planning and to set expectations with the caveat that things will continue to change as plans are finalized.

For information on the Moderna Vaccine or the NWT Vaccine Strategy please visit the GNWT COVID-19 Website.

COVID-19 vaccine will be offered to community members based on priority determined in the NWT Vaccine Strategy. The schedule below represents the latest detail available for clinic schedules, this schedule is updated as information becomes available and reviewed at least weekly. If information about your community is not available below, please check back for updates.

If you need information about vaccine opportunities in your community and dates are listed below, please contact your health centre for more information.

 

Important Note on Second Doses:

The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) recommends the second dose be given between 28 and 42 days after the first dose. NACI recommendations are updated as new research is available.

The GNWT may deliver second doses to priority populations closer to the 42-day mark to maximize current vaccine supply. The Moderna COVID-19 vaccine is reported to be 92% efficacious 14 days or more after the first dose, meaning residents with only one dose are already building strong protection against the disease.

 

Schedule for First and Second Dose Administration of COVID-19 Vaccine in NWT

LAST UPDATES will be highlighted YELLOW in table below:

21-03-01 @ 2:59 PM – Updated info for expanded priority populations in Yellowknife


COMMUNITIES or FACILITY

DATE

GROUPS TO BE OFFERED VACCINE

 

AVENS – Yellowknife

January 28, 2021

Second dose: Long Term Care Residents and Staff

 

Jimmy Erasmus Seniors’ Home – Behchoko

January 29, 2021

Second dose: Long Term Care Residents and Staff

 

Stanton Territorial Hospital Long Term Care Unit

February 3, 2021

Second dose: Long Term Care Residents and Staff

 

Inuvik Long Term Care

February 5, 2021

Second dose: Long Term Care Residents and Staff

 

Fort Simpson Elder Care Home

February 5, 2021

Second dose: Long Term Care Residents and Staff

 

Fort Smith Long Term Care

February 5, 2021

Second dose: Long Term Care Residents and Staff

 

Hay River – Woodland Manor

February 8 & 9, 2021

Second dose: Long Term Care Residents and Staff

 

Norman Wells: Sahtú Dene Nechá Kǫ́ Long Term Care Facility

February 8

Second dose: Long Term Care Residents and Staff

 

K'atl'odeeche First Nation

February 11 & 12 from 9 am to 6 pm at Chief Lamalice Complex

Second dose for those who received their first dose & first dose for any resident 18 years or older.

 

Tsiigehchic

February 11

Second dose for those who received their first dose & first dose for any resident 18 years or older.

 

Colville Lake

February 15

Second dose for those who received their first dose & first dose for any resident 18 years or older.

 

Wekweeti

February 15, 16, 17

Second dose for those who received their first dose & first dose for any resident 18 years or older.

 

Sachs Harbour

February 18 & 19

Second dose for those who received their first dose & first dose for any resident 18 years or older.

 

Ulukhaktok

February 16, 17, 18

Second dose for those who received their first dose & first dose for any resident 18 years or older.

 

Wrigley

February 16 and 17

Second dose for those who received their first dose & first dose for any resident 18 years or older.

 

Sambaa Ke

February 16 & 17

Second dose for those who received their first dose & first dose for any resident 18 years or older.

 

Paulatuk

February 15 (5-7pm), 16 & 17

Second dose for those who received their first dose & first dose for any resident 18 years or older.

 

Jean Marie River

February 19

Second dose for those who received their first dose & first dose for any resident 18 years or older.

 

Nahanni Butte

February 19

Second dose for those who received their first dose & first dose for any resident 18 years or older.

 

Enterprise

February 18
10 AM to 6 PM @ the Hamlet Office (Council Chambers)

Second dose for those who received their first dose & first dose for any resident 18 years or older.

 

Kakisa

February 19
10 AM to 3 PM @ the Band Office

Second dose for those who received their first dose & first dose for any resident 18 years or older.

 

Lutsel K’e

February 22, 23, 24

Second dose for those who received their first dose & first dose for any resident 18 years or older.

 

Dettah

February 26,

9 AM to 5 PM @ Dettah Gym

Second dose for those who received their first dose & first dose for any resident 18 years or older.

 

N’Dilo

February 27,

10 AM to 4 PM @ Community Wellness Centre

Second dose for those who received their first dose & first dose for any resident 18 years or older.

 

Whati

February 23 & 24

9 AM TO 5 PM @ Youth Centre

Second dose for those who received their first dose & first dose for any resident 18 years or older.

 

Gameti

February 22

9 AM to 5 PM @ Youth Centre

Second dose for those who received their first dose & first dose for any resident 18 years or older.

 

Fort McPherson

February 22, 23, 24

Second dose for those who received their first dose & first dose for any resident 18 years or older.

 

Aklavik

February 25 & 26

Second dose for those who received their first dose & first dose for any resident 18 years or older.

 

Deline

March 2 & 3

Second dose for those who received their first dose & first dose for any resident 18 years or older.

 

Tulita

March 4 & 5

Second dose for those who received their first dose & first dose for any resident 18 years or older.

 

Tuktoyaktuk

March 1-3

@ Kitti Hall

Contact health centre for appointment, walk-ins welcome.

Second dose for those who received their first dose & first dose for any resident 18 years or older.

 

Fort Providence

March 1-3

Fort Providence Community Hall

Second dose for those who received their first dose & first dose for any resident 18 years or older.

 

Fort Simpson

March 1-4

Fort Simpson Recreation Centre

Second dose for those who received their first dose & first dose for any resident 18 years or older.

 

Inuvik

March 1-8 @ 66 Franklin Road

Location to be announced, check back.

For second doses, clients will be contacted by Public Health with an appointment date and time.

Additional first doses for priority populations will be starting March 8th. Call 777-7246 to make an appointment.

 

Hay River

Starting March 1

Starting date dependent on scheduled delivery.

First doses for priority populations, call 874-8400 to book.

For second doses, residents will be contacted directly. Please do not contact the Public Health Unit regarding your second dose.

 

Fort Smith

March 2-6, from 9 am to 7pm, walk-in, no appointment necessary

Salt River First Nation Business and Conference Center

Second dose for those who received their first dose & first dose for any resident 18 years or older.

 

Behchoko

March 1, 2, 3, 4 & 5

Second dose for those who received their first dose & first dose for any resident 18 years or older.

 

Fort Resolution

March 4 & 5

Second dose for those who received their first dose & first dose for any resident 18 years or older.

 

Fort Liard

March 4, 5 & 6

@ Community Hall

Second dose for those who received their first dose & first dose for any resident 18 years or older.

 

Norman Wells

March 2, 3 & 4

Second dose for those who received their first dose & first dose for any resident 18 years or older.

 

Fort Good Hope

March 8 & 9

Second dose for those who received their first dose & first dose for any resident 18 years or older.

 

Yellowknife

Clinic dates:
March 1-6
March 8-13


Book Online*

All appointments @ Centre Square Mall – Old Bootlegger Location

 

*If you are unable to use the online booking system please call public health at 767-9120

 

First dose for Priority Populations (may be expanded further, only residents 18+ eligible)

AND

Second dose for those who got their first dose 28+ days ago:

  • If you book earlier than 28 days after your first dose, you will be turned away and asked to reschedule.
  • Check the immunization card from your first appointment or use this calculator to determine when you are eligible for your second dose
  • If you don't see any available appointments, please check back

 

 

 

Previous Updates

21-02-23 @ 12:30 PM – Corrected location and process for Tuk/Inuvik.

21-02-23 @ 9:40 AM – Added dates for Yellowknife residents who received first dose from January 23-30; this clinic is accessible to priority groups also.

21-02-22 @ 10:35 AM – Added dates for Norman Wells, Fort Liard, Fort Good Hope and Fort Resolution

21-02-19 @ 4:35 PM – Added dates for Behchoko

21-02-19 @ 4 PM – Added dates for Fort Providence, Fort Simpson, Hay River, Fort Smith, Inuvik, Tuktoyaktuk, Whati, Gameti, Tulita, Fort McPherson, Aklavik and Deline

21-02-17 @ 2 PM – Added Dettah and N’Dilo clinic dates for second (and first) dose.

21-02-17 @ 4:10 PM – Added Lutsel K'e clinic dates for second (and first) dose.

21-02-16 @ 2:20 PM – Added Kakisa and Enterprise clinic dates for second (and first) dose.

21-02-16 @ 1:30 PM – Updated to simplify and expand first dose clinic opportunity for Yellowknife priority groups and add second dose dates for some Yellowknife residents.

21-02-15 @ 8:50 AM – Updated to include expanded first dose clinic opportunity for Yellowknife priority groups from Feb 15-20

21-02-10 @ 8:30 AM – Updated to include expanded first dose clinic opportunity for Yellowknife priority groups from Feb 15-20

21-02-10 @ 8:30 AM – Updated to include second dose dates or date ranges for a number of communities (all highlighted green below)

21-02-08 – Updated to include expansion of YK priority population and additional appointments.

21-02-03 – Updated to include Hay River second dose scheduled dates for long term care.

21-02-01 – First dose schedule removed and replaced with second dose schedule. Note this schedule is updated as clinic information is confirmed, if you don’t see your community on the schedule check back as it will be updated as it is finalized.

Priority Populations

Priority population as defined by the Office of the Chief Public Health Officer OCPHO:

  • Advanced age: the risk of COVID-19 severity starts to increase after age 60. Most vulnerable in this category are those who live in long-term care facilities or in shared living environments.
  • Existing chronic disease and multiple medical conditions:  residents with conditions like chronic lung, kidney, or heart disease are at greater risk for experiencing severe form of COVID-19 and its complications. Those who travel outside the NWT regularly for medical care are at even greater risk.
  • Likelihood of transmitting COVID-19 to those at high risk of severe illness and death is another important consideration. This risk group may include frontline health care workers, or those who provide care to high-risk vulnerable populations.
  • Resident workers who live in NWT, but work regularly out of territory or at work camps with out-of-territory workers are at elevated risk of acquiring COVID-19 and transmitting to family, household members, or those in the community.
  • Living in a remote community, including Indigenous communities, with limited health infrastructure in comparison to larger centers.

Note – priority populations may be further refined, depending on vaccine availability (for example, initially vaccine may be offered only to residents over age 80, then subsequently over 70, etc.)