Once months ahead, N.W.T. behind in COVID-19 vaccine rollout for 4th doses – CTV

July 28, 2022

YELLOWKNIFE — The Northwest Territories was among the first jurisdictions in Canada to offer the COVID-19 vaccine to all adult residents, but it’s now lagging behind in expanding a rollout of fourth doses.

The territory, along with Nunavut and Yukon, received enough of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine to administer a first dose to 75 per cent of residents ages 18 years and older in the first three months of 2021, ahead of the provinces.

More than a year later, the N.W.T. is the only territory, along with a handful of provinces, not to expand access of a fourth dose, or a second booster to all adults. Those 50 and older and immunocompromised people who are at least 12 years old can currently get a fourth shot.

British Columbia, Manitoba, Nova Scotia, and Newfoundland and Labrador have also yet to expand fourth dose eligibility to those aged 18 and older.

Read more: https://www.ctvnews.ca/health/coronavirus/once-months-ahead-n-w-t-behind-in-covid-19-vaccine-rollout-for-4th-doses-1.6005407

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