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New COVID-19, flu vaccines available in Yukon starting this month

Excessive-risk Yukoners — together with immunocompromised of us and people aged 65 and older — can obtain this 12 months’s flu vaccine and the most recent model of the COVID-19 vaccine beginning Oct. 16.

Different members of the general public will grow to be eligible for the vaccines on Oct. 23. Based on a Yukon authorities spokesperson, the vaccinations will probably be accessible in all Yukon communities.

The brand new COVID-19 vaccine is designed to fight the Omicron XBB variant and is authorised for individuals as younger as six months previous.

These seeking to get jabbed can ebook an appointment on-line at Yukon.ca/en/appointments or at taking part pharmacies.

Based on a Yukon authorities information launch, walk-in vaccinations are additionally provided at some well being centres. Nevertheless, walk-p might expertise longer wait occasions and Yukoners are inspired to ebook an appointment prematurely.

Whitehorse residents are reminded that town’s vaccine clinic has moved from the Yukon Conference Centre to the Northern Imaginative and prescient Growth Place on the nook of Fourth Avenue and Ogilvie Avenue.

The discharge notes that every one Yukoners are inspired to get immunized agapt COVID-19 “no matter their earlier vaccination standing, to make sure the security of each people and the broader neighborhood.”

Youngsters youthful than six months of age are ineligible for vaccines and at an elevated threat of extreme influenza. As such, members of households with toddler members of the family are inspired to get vaccinated to scale back the possibility of publicity.

“In mild of the continuing respiratory sickness season, it’s important for us to be proactive in our battle agapt these illnesses. I encourage all eligible Yukoners to obtain each the flu and COVID-19 vaccinations,” Well being and Social Providers Minister Tracy-Anne McPhee mentioned within the launch.

“By doing so, not solely do you defend your individual well being, however you additionally play a big function in selling a safer, more healthy Yukon for all.”

Different actions individuals can take to scale back their probability of sickness embrace frequent handwashing and staying residence when sick.

READ MORE: Yukon’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout was fast and efficient however might’ve been higher: report

Contact Matthew Bossons at matthew.bossons

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