COVID-19 Update - January 13, 2021

    Some Yukoners can begin registering for COVID-19 vaccinations online starting today by going to yukon.ca/this-is-our-shot. Mobile vaccine clinics will be in Watson Lake on January 18, Beaver Creek on January 21 and Old Crow on January 22.

    Yukon Premier Sandy Silver alongside Chief Medical Officer of Health, Dr. Brendan Hanley announced that as of today, January 13, the COVID-19 case count for Yukon is 70. Sixty-three people have recovered, one person has died and there are six active cases. We have tested 6,130 people.

    A second shipment of 7,200 Moderna vaccines will arrive on January 14. As of yesterday, 685 residents and staff in long-term care homes had received their first dose of the vaccine. Visit Yukon.ca for the latest vaccination data and progress reporting.

    Some Yukoners can begin registering for COVID-19 vaccinations online starting today by going to yukon.ca/this-is-our-shot. Mobile vaccine clinics will be in Watson Lake on January 18, Beaver Creek on January 21 and Old Crow on January 22.

    Vaccinations will also begin in Whitehorse on January 18 for select groups. For these first weeks in Whitehorse, immunizations will be available to:

    • high risk health care workers who may care for or be in contact with COVID-19 patients;
    • older adults (starting with 70 years and older); and
    • people who are marginalized and living in group settings like the Whitehorse Emergency Shelter and Whitehorse Correctional Centre.

    Beginning Thursday, January 14, appointments can be booked by calling 1-877-374-0425. Immunization times and locations will be updated regularly on Yukon.ca.

    COVID-19 vaccines are not currently approved for children or recommended for pregnant people. After receiving the vaccine Yukoners must continue following health measures, such as wearing a mask.

    The COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre in Whitehorse is open 8:30 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Sunday. The drive-thru testing centre in Whitehorse is open from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday to Friday, except for statutory holidays.

    Those experiencing severe symptoms and requiring immediate assistance can go to the Whitehorse General Hospital Emergency Department, a community hospital or a health centre.

    From Thursday, January 7, to Wednesday, January 13, there were 59 people tested at the COVID-19 Testing and Assessment Centre and drive-thru testing locations in Whitehorse.

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