Nunavut expands COVID-19 vaccine to all children aged six months to four years

NUNAVUT – The Government of Nunavut is announcing it is expanding eligibility for COVID-19 vaccines to all children aged six months to four years.

Health Canada authorized the use of Moderna’s Spikevax vaccine for babies and young children in July.

Soon after, Nunavut began offering the vaccine to all four-year-olds and those between six months and four years old who were immunocompromised.

The territory says it was assigned 1,100 doses in an initial shipment.

There are approximately 6,000 children under the age of five in Nunavut.

Nunavut also says it is now offering boosters to all children ages five to 11 who received a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at least six months ago.

The Northwest Territories and Yukon began offering vaccines to all children under five in July.

Alberta was the latest province to announce it would open vaccine eligibility to this age group on August 2.

This report from The Canadian Press was first published on August 26, 2022.


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