New wave of COVID-19 could be coming this winter, GN warns
Health Department encourages Nunavummiut to prepare for an increase in cases, get vaccinated
Another wave of COVID-19 may be coming this winter and Nunavummiut should prepare for it, the Government of Nunavut Department of Health said in a news release Thursday.
The department said evidence points to a new wave of COVID-19 coming to Canada, and with colder days and people spending more time indoors the virus spreads more easily.
To prepare for that, the GN is encouraging eligible Nunavummiut to get up to date on their vaccinations. Vaccines are available in all community health centres and at Iqaluit Public Health.
All Nunavummiut ages six months and older are eligible to get vaccinated against the coronavirus. Phone the COVID-19 hotline at 1-888-975-8601 for any questions about the vaccine.