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Here is the N.W.T.'s COVID-19 vaccine schedule

N.W.T. health officials have released more details about when residents in the territory can get vaccinated against COVID-19.

N.W.T. Health and Social Services Authority offers new details on inoculation

A nurse draws a dose of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine for long-term care residents in Halifax. The N.W.T. Health and Social Services Authority provided more details Tuesday about when residents in the territory can get the vaccine. (Communications Nova Scotia)

N.W.T. health officials have released more details about when residents in the territory can get vaccinated against COVID-19.

Inoculations in some of the territory's larger hubs — Yellowknife, Inuvik and Fort Smith — will start next week. 

Appointment bookings are now open for select priority residents in Yellowknife. Health officials had previously said residents age 75 or older would be allowed to get vaccinated, but have since changed the eligibility to include anyone 60 or older. Residents can call public health at 867-767-9120 to book their appointments. Vaccinations in Yellowknife will take place downtown at the Jan Stirling Building.

Some priority residents in Inuvik (age 60 or older) can also start making appointments as of Wednesday by calling 867-777-7398.

Fort Smith residents age 60 or older will be able to get inoculated through a walk-in clinic at the Salt River First Nation building. No appointments are needed, according to the N.W.T. Health and Social Services Authority.

The Office of the Chief Public Health Officer has outlined several groups that are considered priority populations, including: people over the age of 60; people with existing chronic disease or multiple medical conditions; people at higher risk of transmitting COVID-19, such as front-line health-care workers; resident workers who live in the N.W.T. but regularly work outside the territory or in camps with out-of-territory workers; and those living in remote and Indigenous communities with limited health infrastructure.

The health authority warns that details of its vaccine timeline could change as plans for the rollout are finalized.

Below is the schedule from the territory on vaccine administration, updated Friday. 

  • Wrigley: Jan. 12 and 13 for all eligible residents 18 years and over.
  • Sambaa K'e: Jan. 12 and 13 for all eligible residents 18 years and over.
  • Jean Marie River: Jan. 14 for all eligible residents 18 years and over.
  • Nahanni Butte: Jan. 14 for all eligible residents 18 years and over.
  • Tsiiigehtchic: Jan. 14 for all eligible residents 18 years and over.
  • Sachs Harbour: Jan. 13, 14 and 15 for all eligible residents 18 years and over.
  • Ulukhaktok: Jan. 12, 13 and 14 for all eligible residents 18 years and over.
  • Paulatuk: Jan. 12 and 13 for all eligible residents 18 years and over.
  • Lutselk'e: Jan. 13, 14 and 15 for all eligible residents 18 years and over.
  • Wekweeti: Jan. 13 for all eligible residents 18 years and over.
  • K'atl'odeeche First Nation: Jan. 13 for all eligible residents 18 years and over.
  • Enterprise: Jan. 14 for all eligible residents 18 years and over.
  • Kakisa: Jan. 15 for all eligible residents 18 years and over.
  • Dettah: Jan. 15 for all eligible residents 18 years and over.
  • Ndilǫ: Jan. 16 for all eligible residents 18 years and over.
  • Behchokǫ̀: Jan. 18, 19 and 20 for all priority populations.
  • Whati: Jan. 20, 21 and 22 for all eligible residents 18 years and over.
  • Gamètì: Jan. 18 and 19 for all eligible residents 18 years and over.
  • Yellowknife: Jan. 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 for priority individuals (age 60 and older).
  • Inuvik: Jan. 21 and 22 for priority individuals (aged 60 and older).
  • Fort Smith: Jan. 21 and 22 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Jan. 23 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.; and Jan. 24 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. for priority individuals (age 60 or older).
  • Délı̨nę: Jan. 19 and 20 for all priority populations.
  • Tulita: Jan. 21 and 22 for all priority populations.
  • Fort Good Hope: Jan. 25 and 26 for all priority populations.
  • Fort Liard: Jan. Jan. 21 and 22 for all eligible residents 18 years and over.
  • Fort Providence: Jan. 18, 19 and 20 for all eligible residents 18 years and over.
  • Fort Resolution: Jan. 21 and 22 for all priority populations.  
  • Hay River: Jan. 18, 19, 20, 21 and 22 from 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. daily, for priority individuals (age 60 or older).
  • Aklavik: Jan. 18, 19 and 20 for all eligible residents 18 years and over.
  • Fort McPherson: Jan. 19, 20 and 21 for all eligible residents 18 years and over.
  • Tuktoyaktuk: Jan. 21, 22 and 23 for all priority populations.
  • Fort Simpson: Jan. 19, 20 and 21 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. for all priority populations.
  • Norman Wells: Jan. 19, 20 and 21 for all priority populations.

The territory officially began administering Moderna COVID-19 vaccinations on New Year's Eve, with the first doses administered at long-term care homes in Behchokǫ̀ and Yellowknife.

The health authority says it will announce vaccination opportunities for other priority groups as more clinics are planned. It will also regularly be updating its vaccine schedule online.

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