Nunavut offers school-based vaccine clinics in September

Teams of nurses will travel to communities to offer vaccines to students aged 12 to 17 years

A team of nurses will be at Aqsarniit Middle School Sept. 13-17 to offer vaccines to students aged 12 to 17. (File photo)

By Nunatsiaq News

The Government of Nunavut will start offering COVID-19 vaccinations in some Nunavut schools Wednesday.

The GN’s departments of health and education are working together to offer school-based vaccine clinics through the month of September, the government announced Tuesday.

Teams of nurses will travel to communities to offer vaccines to students aged 12 to 17 years over the next few weeks. Immunization clinics will be held during the school day, the GN said.

Visit the GN’s website for a schedule of vaccine clinics.

As of Aug. 31, 72 per cent of Nunavummiut have had two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine. Fifty-three per cent of Nunavummiut between 12 and 17 are fully vaccinated.

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(2) Comments:

  1. Posted by Woo on

    Awesome news. Those 12 to 17 vaccination rates are too low. Not sure if it’s due to antivax parental pressure or apathy, but having it in schools is great.

    Antivaxxers who cry about their fReEdUmS rights should respect the rights of their teenage children. They’re most likely smarter than their parents anyway.

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  2. Posted by John K on

    This is great news.

    It’s important that any child reading this understand that at the age of 12 you are allowed to make healthcare decisions for yourself without your parent’s input.

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