Highly transmissible COVID-19 variant detected in Nunavut – Nunatsiaq News

Apr 26, 2023

COVID-19 XBB.1.5 variant first detected in United States last fall

The COVID-19 XBB.1.5 variant — described as highly transmissible and likely to overtake previous strains of the virus — has been detected in Nunavut.

The territorial Department of Health made the announcement Tuesday in a news release.

“COVID-19 remains a threat to our health and flu season is not over,” states the release.

“The best way to protect yourself, your family and your community is to get vaccinated.”

Nunavummiut aged six months and older are eligible to receive flu and COVID-19 vaccinations.

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