Fourth doses of the vaccine against Covid-19 will become available to Northwest Territories residents aged 50 and over on Friday.
The Northwest Territories lowered its age requirement for a fourth dose of vaccine against Covid-19 to any resident aged 60 or older.
NWT residents can now access Novavax’s Nuvaxovid Covid-19 vaccine. An initial vaccine clinic is scheduled to take place on May 18 in Yellowknife.
"I'm in a Catch-22 and I am pissed." Residents used to the NWT leading the way on vaccine rollout find they still can't get a fourth dose against Covid-19.
The NWT government says more testing is needed to confirm what's behind a dramatic recent spike in Covid-19 levels in Yellowknife sewage samples.
The NWT reported its 22nd death related to Covid-19 on Tuesday. Wastewater results suggest there may be a dramatic spike in cases in Yellowknife.
While the end of NWT Covid-19 restrictions came as a relief to many, people without housing now have fewer supports. The ability to isolate is a case in point.
The NWT government rejected the Union of Northern Workers' suggestion that removal of specialized Covid-19 leave for staff breaks their collective agreement.
The Union of Northern Workers says it will fight the NWT government's decision to stop offering a dedicated form of paid leave to employees who have Covid-19.
A Covid-19 outbreak involving less than 20 cases has been declared at Stanton Territorial Hospital. There are currently no immediate service reductions.
The NWT will begin offering a fourth dose of the vaccine against Covid-19 to more people and is planning to introduce a new vaccine option, Novavax.
Not required in the NWT from Friday: masks, isolation after travel, isolation with Covid-19. Those are still recommendations but are no longer backed by law.