COVID booster shots available to all adults

Preparing a dose of the Moderna vaccine. (Photo courtesy of the Department of Health and Social Services)

COVID-19 booster shots are now available for all adult residents of the Northwest Territories. 

A press release says booster doses increase immunity and are being offered on a voluntary basis, after a minimum of six months following a resident’s second dose. 

The NWT chief public health officer is recommending doses for anyone who will be 18 and older by Dec. 31, 2021. 

The booster shot contains less vaccine product than a third full dose. Immune-compromised residents may be eligible for a 3rd dose instead of a booster and should talk to their healthcare provider, the release says.

The doses are only available for NWT residents, so any resident who doesn’t have an NWT health card will need to bring proof of residence. 

Residents receiving their booster shots can also receive their flu shot at the same time, the release says. 

First and second doses of the vaccine are still available in all communities. 

Anyone interested in booking an appointment in Yellowknife can book here and anyone in the communities can call their local health centre.

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