Nunavut offers school-based vaccine clinics in September

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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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