With the Government of Nunavut’s vaccine rollout plan in full swing, additional community clinics have been announced for the next set of hamlets to receive doses of the Moderna Covid-19 vaccine.
As of the morning of Jan. 25 there have been 4,458 people in Nunavut vaccinated thus far.
The next three community clinics in the territory are as follows:
- Sankiluaq: Feb 8. and 9 at Paatsaali High School, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
- Naujaat: Feb. 15 and 16 at Tusarvik School, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m
- Kinngait: Feb. 22 to 24 at the community hall, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m
If you are in one of these communities, you can contact your local health centre to make an appointment to get vaccinated.
“Additional clinic dates will be announced later this week,” said Nunavut’s Chief Public Health Officer Dr. Michael Patterson.
It takes the vaccine about two weeks before the first dose provides 80 percent protection from developing serious infection from Covid-19.
“The second dose increases that protection to about 94 percent, and we do not know yet if this vaccine stops transmission,” said Patterson.
With additional active cases in Arviat cropping up this past week the top doctor urged “everyone in Arviat to follow the restrictions, even if you were recently vaccinated,” and warned the community to not let its guard down against the virus as it is too soon for the vaccine to have developed protection for the body.