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Coronavirus

NWT expands availability of fourth doses against Covid-19


The NWT has lowered its age requirement for a fourth dose of vaccine against Covid-19 to any resident aged 60 or older.

Immunocompromised people aged 12 and up are also eligible. The age cut-off for the general public had previously been 70, a marker that has been gradually decreasing every few weeks.

The NWT government said “it continues to be evident that booster doses increase protection against infection and severe disease.”

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However, some residents have complained that the rollout of fourth doses – more accurately second boosters for many people, as the booster shots are generally not full doses – is taking longer in the NWT than they would expect, given the territory led the way with earlier shots.

Walk-in appointments are available in Yellowknife or bookable online. Anywhere else, contact your local health centre.

For a definition of immunocompromised, see the NWT health authority’s website.

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