All adults in N.W.T. now eligible for booster shot, say top docs – CBC

Officials said people can get their booster shots 6 months after receiving the 2nd dose

Oct 28, 2021

All adults in the N.W.T. are now eligible for a booster shot, says the territory’s top doctors.

The N.W.T.’s chief public health officer, Dr. Kami Kandola, and Dr. AnneMarie Pegg, the territory’s medical director, took listeners’ questions live on The Trailbreaker Thursday morning.

“I am happy … to announce that under the direction of Dr. Kandola and her team that we will be offering booster doses as of today to anyone in the territory 18 or over as of December 31 of this year,” Pegg said.

Pegg said people should not show up for walk-ins to get the shot. “There are vaccine clinic times listed by health centre and instructions for how people can go about booking those appointments,” she said.

Booster shots should come six months after the second dose.

There is also a distinction between booster doses and third doses, according to a news release from the Northwest Territories Health and Social Services Authority.

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