COVID-19 vaccine available to all Nunavummiut six months and up

Territory expands vaccine eligibility to all children ages six months to four years

COVID-19 vaccines are now available at Nunavut’s health centres for all children ages six months to four years old. (Photo by Spencer Davis on Unsplash)

By Nunatsiaq News

COVID-19 vaccines are now available to all children in Nunavut ages six months and older, the territory’s Health Department announced Friday.

In July, the department said COVID-19 vaccines would be available to four-year-olds first, as well as children four and younger who are at risk of severe complications from COVID-19 infection. That included children considered to be immunocompromised, who have severe lung disease, are on long-term steroid treatment, or undergoing treatment for cancer.

Friday’s announcement means COVID-19 vaccines are now available to all Nunavummiut ages six months and up.

The vaccine for younger children is given at a lower dosage than for older ones, the department said.

Vaccine appointments can be made by contacting the local health centre. More COVID-19 information is available on the Government of Nunavut website.

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