The GNWT plans to test blood samples from NWT residents to look for antibodies that developed from natural infection and immunization to the virus that causes COVID-19.
Immunization against Monkeypox is now available to eligible NWT residents.
The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) recommends the Imvamune® vaccine be offered to people who may have, or have had, high-risk exposures to the rare, viral disease.
Starting today, COVID-19 vaccine boosters are available for all children aged 5-11.
September is Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) awareness month. This time is dedicated to creating conversation about FASD, improving prevention of FASD, and supporting those living with FASD. The theme for this year’s FASD awareness month is Building Strength and Abilities.
The Chief Public Health Officer is urging residents to get tested for syphilis. A syphilis outbreak in the NWT is growing at an alarming rate that is consistently and significantly higher than the national average.
The Government of the Northwest Territories wants to hear from residents on proposed changes to the Vital Statistics Act and Change of Name Act.
The proposed changes are intended to ensure services remain consistent with the Human Rights Act and make them more inclusive.
Certain regions of Canada are currently experiencing Monkeypox outbreaks; however there are no reported cases in the NWT.
The Minister of Health and Social Services is pleased to announce her appointment of Gerry Cheezie, of Ndilǫ, as chairperson of the Health and Social Services Leadership Council.
The Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) wants the public’s input on proposed changes that would qualify more NWT residents for supplementary health benefits under the GNWT’s Extended Health Benefits Policy.
Today the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) announced new incentives and operational interventions designed to help recruit and retain health care professionals.