COVID vaccine available to 75% of eligible NWT adults by March

Premier Caroline Cochrane and Health Minister Julie Green. (Luke Carroll/CKLB)

On Thursday afternoon, Premier Caroline Cochrane said the NWT would be receiving enough doses of the new COVID-19 vaccine to immunize 75 per cent of eligible adults within the first three months of 2021.

The vaccine would be provided by American biotech company Moderna.

The announcement comes a day after Health Canada also approved the Pfizer vaccine.

The premier, along with Health and Social Services Minister Julie Green and Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Kami Kandola will be speaking to media on Friday at 1:30 p.m. for additional information on the vaccine roll out in the territory.

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Francis Tessier-Burns
Francis has been a general news reporter with CKLB since January 2019. Originally from rural Ontario, he first came to the NWT in 2016 as an intern with Up Here magazine and fell in love with the North. In his time with CKLB, he's had the immense pleasure and honour of learning about northern Indigenous cultures. Otherwise, you can find him hanging around the Legislative Assembly. If you have a story or want to chat, reach out to francis@cklbradio.com