Government of the Northwest Territories Offers COVID-19 Vaccine to Yellowknife Residents 18 and Over

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Yellowknife — March 10, 2021

The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) is pleased to announce that residents in Yellowknife 18 years of age and over can now book an appointment for their COVID-19 vaccine. This vaccination opportunity means that every resident over the age of 18, in all 33 communities across the Northwest Territories (NWT) is now being offered the COVID-19 vaccine.

As of March 6, we have provided 17,057 first doses to half of the adult population of the Northwest Territories as well as 11,151 second doses of the COVID vaccine. Most communities have now received a first and second dose opportunity.

All Yellowknife residents 18 years of age and older can book online at If you’re unable to book online please can call Yellowknife Public Health at 867-767-9120.

NWT residents are encouraged to check the vaccine schedule frequently to avoid delays getting their second dose. The NWT vaccine schedule can be found by visiting Additional clinic dates are under review for residents who missed their first or second dose.


“The NWT had some challenges to overcome early on in administering the COVID-19 vaccine to our communities, but I am proud of the hard work of our vaccine team and how far they’ve come, in such a short amount of time. Because of their contributions and the federal governments support, we are now able to offer the vaccine to the adult population in all 33 communities.”

- Julie Green, Minister of Health and Social Services 

Quick facts

  • Residents who missed their first or second dose can book their vaccine in any NWT community.
  • To date we have received 35,300 doses of the Moderna vaccine. We anticipate the arrival of our 5th shipment in the coming weeks.
  • The number of vaccine doses given in the NWT is updated weekly at

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Media Requests, please contact:

Damien Healy

Manager of Communications

Department of Health and Social Services

Government of the Northwest Territories

(867) 767-9052 ext. 49034