COVID-19 Update January 7, 2021

    Two mobile teams will provide vaccinations in communities across the territory, starting the week of January 18, 2021. Each mobile team will travel with multiple immunizers providing the vaccine to as many people as possible while they are in each community.

    Yukon Premier Sandy Silver, Minister of Health and Social Services Pauline Frost and Dr. Brenden Hanley, Chief Medical Officer of Health gave an update on the COVID cases yesterday as well as plans for the vaccine rollout.

    Yukon has seen nine (9) new cases of COVID since the beginning of January. All cases are travel related and all cases are or have recovered.

    Yukon Premier Sandy Silver says while the rollout of the vaccine is real good news we must continue to be vigilant and practice the safe six plus one.

    Two mobile teams will provide vaccinations in communities across the territory, starting the week of January 18, 2021. Each mobile team will travel with multiple immunizers providing the vaccine to as many people as possible while they are in each community. Minister Frost also said that the Whitehorse vaccination clinic is scheduled to open the week of January 18, 2021.clinic will be established in Whitehorse as well.

    Yukon is expected to receive enough doses of the Moderna vaccine to vaccinate 75 per cent of the adult population by the end of March. The supply of vaccines is determined by the Government of Canada. Information will be updated regularly on Yukon.ca as the rollout progresses.

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