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Additional COVID-19 vaccine doses approved for 18-plus Nunavummiut

24 May 2022

Public Service Announcement

Additional COVID-19 vaccine doses approved for 18-plus Nunavummiut

The Government of Nunavut’s Department of Health, in response to recent guidance from the National Advisory Committee on Immunizations, has begun offering a second COVID-19 booster shot to all Nunavummiut 18 or older.
Throughout Nunavut, second COVID-19 booster shots are available to those 18-plus who received their third dose of the vaccine 4.5 months or more ago. Please call your local health centre to book an appointment.

In Iqaluit, second COVID-19 booster shots will be available at Iqaluit Public Health located in Building 1091 near the old airport terminal. Starting on May 24, vaccine appointments will be available from Monday to Friday from 9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m., and 1:15 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Please book your appointment by calling 975-4810.

Recent evidence has shown that vaccine effectiveness against COVID-19 infection decreases over time. The additional doses of the vaccine will help increase protection against COVID-19.
COVID-19 vaccines for all eligible Nunavummiut continue to be available, including first and second doses as well as booster shots.

Masks continue to be mandatory at health facilities and must be worn to vaccination appointments. First and second doses of the COVID-19 vaccines are still available to all Nunavummiut aged five and older.

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Media Contact:

Danarae Sommerville
Communications Specialist
Department of Health
867-975-5712
dsommerville1@gov.nu.ca