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.

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

LAST UPDATE highlighted green in table below:

21-01-15 @ 9 AM: Added dates, priority population and location for Hay River. Amended Yellowknife clinic priority population to 60+ (previously 75+)
 

COMMUNITIES or FACILITY

DATE

GROUPS TO BE OFFERED VACCINE

AVENS

December 31 2020

Long Term Care Residents and Staff

Behchoko:  Jimmy Erasmus Seniors Home (Complete)

December 31 2020

 

Fort Simpson: Elder Care Home

January 8

Long Term Care Residents and Staff

Fort Smith: Northern Lights Special Care Home

January 8

Long Term Care Residents and Staff

Hay River: Woodland Manor

January 7

Long Term Care Residents and Staff

Inuvik: Inuvik Regional Hospital Long Term Care Unit

January 8

Long Term Care Residents and Staff

Norman Wells: Sahtú Dene Nechá Kǫ́ Long Term Care Facility

January 8

Long Term Care Residents and Staff

Yellowknife: Stanton Territorial Hospital Extended Care Unit

January 5

Long Term Care Residents and Staff

Colville Lake

January 11

All eligible residents 18 years and over in community.

Wrigley

January 12 & 13

All eligible residents 18 years and over in community.

Sambaa K’e

January 12 & 13

All eligible residents 18 years and over in community.

Jean Marie River

January 14

All eligible residents 18 years and over in community.

Nahanni Butte

January 14

All eligible residents 18 years and over in community.

Tsiiigehtchic

January 14

All eligible residents 18 years and over in community.

Sachs Harbour

January 13, 14, 15

All eligible residents 18 years and over in community.

Ulukhaktok

January 12, 13, 14

All eligible residents 18 years and over in community.

Paulatuk

January 12 & 13

All eligible residents 18 years and over in community.

Lutselk’e

January 13, 14, 15

All eligible residents 18 years and over in community.

Wekweeti

January 13

All eligible residents 18 years and over in community.

K’atl’odeeche First Nation

January 13

All eligible residents 18 years and over in community

Enterprise

January 14

All eligible residents 18 years and over in community

Kakisa

January 15

All eligible residents 18 years and over in community

Dettah

January 15

All eligible residents 18 years and over in community

Ndilǫ

January 16

All eligible residents 18 years and over in community

Fort Liard

January 21 & 22

All eligible residents 18 years and over in community

Fort McPherson

January 19, 20, 21

All eligible residents 18 years and older in community

Aklavik

January 18, 19, 20

All eligible residents 18 years and older in community

Tuktoyaktuk

January 21, 22, 23

All priority populations as defined by the OCPHO are eligible for vaccination at this time. This includes those 60 years and over, those who have existing multiple medical conditions, those who travel outside of the NT regularly for medical care, those who are at risk of transmitting COVID to those at high risk (ex. Healthcare workers, those who provide care to high risk populations), resident workers (ex. Mine workers).

More detail on priority populations.

Fort Providence

January 18, 19, 20

All eligible residents 18 years and over in community

Behchokǫ

January 18, 19, 20

All priority populations as defined by the OCPHO are eligible for vaccination at this time. This includes those 60 years and over, those who have existing multiple medical conditions, those who travel outside of the NT regularly for medical care, those who are at risk of transmitting COVID to those at high risk (ex. Healthcare workers, those who provide care to high risk populations), resident workers (ex. Mine workers).

More detail on priority populations.

Norman Wells

Weeks of January 18-31 (date TBD)

Priority populations (see below table for more detail)

Fort Resolution

January 21 & 22

All priority populations as defined by the OCPHO are eligible for vaccination at this time. This includes those 60 years and over, those who have existing multiple medical conditions, those who travel outside of the NT regularly for medical care, those who are at risk of transmitting COVID to those at high risk (ex. Healthcare workers, those who provide care to high risk populations), resident workers (ex. Mine workers).

More detail on priority populations.

Fort Simpson

Weeks of January 18-31 (date TBD)

Priority populations (see below table for more detail)

Fort Good Hope

January 25 & 26

All priority populations as defined by the OCPHO are eligible for vaccination at this time. This includes those 60 years and over, those who have existing multiple medical conditions, those who travel outside of the NT regularly for medical care, those who are at risk of transmitting COVID to those at high risk (ex. Healthcare workers, those who provide care to high risk populations), resident workers (ex. Mine workers).

More detail on priority populations.

Whati

January 20, 21, 22

All eligible residents 18 years and over in community

Délı̨nę

January 19 & 20

All priority populations as defined by the OCPHO are eligible for vaccination at this time. This includes those 60 years and over, those who have existing multiple medical conditions, those who travel outside of the NT regularly for medical care, those who are at risk of transmitting COVID to those at high risk (ex. Healthcare workers, those who provide care to high risk populations), resident workers (ex. Mine workers).

More detail on priority populations.

Gamètì

January 18 & 19

All eligible residents 18 years and over in community

Tulita

January 21 & 22

All priority populations as defined by the OCPHO are eligible for vaccination at this time. This includes those 60 years and over, those who have existing multiple medical conditions, those who travel outside of the NT regularly for medical care, those who are at risk of transmitting COVID to those at high risk (ex. Healthcare workers, those who provide care to high risk populations), resident workers (ex. Mine workers).
More detail on priority populations.

Hay River

January 18, 19, 20, 21, 22 from 8:30 am to 6 pm daily.

Priority Group: Individuals 60 years of age and older.

Booking Process: Call Public Health at (867) 874-8400  to book. Appointments will take place at 52 Woodland Drive (old Medical Clinic)

Yellowknife

January 18, 19, 20, 21, 22

Priority Group: Individuals 60 years of age and older.

Booking process: Call Public Health at (867) 767-9120 to book. Appointments to take place at Public Health in the Jan Stirling Building. If phones are busy please leave a message and you will receive a call-back.

Inuvik

January 21 & 22

Priority Group: Individuals 60 years of age and older.

Booking Process: Call Public Health vaccine booking line at (867) 777-7398 to book.

Fort Smith

Jan 21 - 9am - 7pm
Jan 22 - 9am - 7pm
Jan 23 - 9am - 5pm
Jan 24 - 9am - 2pm

Priority Group: Individuals 60 years of age and older.

Booking Process: No booking required, walk-in clinic at the Salt River First Nation Building.

Priority health and social services staff.

Starting January 10

Priority Groups: Staff working in emergency department, intensive care, respiratory therapy, lab, dedicated covid clinics, and public health.

General Public

TBD

General public, pending vaccine supply.

Exact community dates TBD.

Previous Updates

21-01-14 @ 11:30 AM: Added dates for Fort Providence, Fort Liard, amended times for Fort Smith walk-in clinic.

21-01-14 @ 10:31 AM: Added date and priority populations for Fort Resolution

21-01-13 @ 2:50 PM: Added dates and priority populations for Aklavik, Fort McPherson, Tuktoyaktuk

21-01-13 @ 1:43 PM: Added dates and priority populations for Deline, Tulita, Fort Good Hope

21-01-13 @ 11:24 AM: Amended Behchoko priority populations to include all priority groups, was previously only 60+

21-01-12 @ 5:35 PM: Added dates & priority group for: Whati, Gameti, Behchoko, Yellowknife, Fort Smith, Inuvik.

21-01-11 @ 5:05 PM: added dates for K'atl'odeeche First Nation, Enterprise, Kakisa, amended Dettah and N''Dilo to include all eligible residents in community to be offered vaccine. 

21-01-11 @ 9:20 AM: added details about priority staff group vaccinations. Dates for Dettah and N’Dilo added.

21-01-08 @ 9:00 AM: Wrigley, Sambaa K’e, Jean Marie River, Nahanni Butte, Tsiiigehtchic, Sachs Harbour, Ulukhaktok, Paulatuk, Lutselk’e, Colville Lake and Wekweeti.

 

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.)