COVID-19 booster approved and available for children ages five and over

The Government of Yukon is expanding boosters to children ages five and older following the Health Canada approval of the Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty children’s booster dose and recommendations from the Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health. 

To be eligible for a booster dose, six months must have passed since the completion of a primary series. In addition, for children who have recently had COVID-19, a booster is not recommended until at least three months have passed since symptoms started or testing positive. 

Whitehorse parents, guardians and caregivers can book appointments on Yukon.ca/appointments and people living in rural Yukon can phone their local health centre to book an appointment at the community clinics. 

For more information visit yukon.ca/this-is-our-shot.

Vaccination remains our best protection against COVID-19 and helps keep our families, friends and communities safe. I’m excited to share that boosters are now available to children ages five and over and I encourage parents to book an appointment for their child to help stop the spread of the virus as they return to school and regular activities.  

Minister of Health and Social Services Tracy-Anne McPhee

The risk of severe disease in children is very low and the booster provides added protection for some of our youngest Yukoners. Staying up to date on all COVID-19 vaccinations ensures the strongest protection against the virus. I encourage all Yukoners to get their booster when they become eligible.

Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Sudit Ranade

Quick facts 
  • Appointments are available online for Whitehorse residents. Make an appointment online or by calling 1-877-374-0425.

  • For residents in most rural communities, boosters will be available at your next community clinic.

  • Check Yukon.ca/appointments to check clinic dates and times.

Contact 

Renée Francoeur
Cabinet Communications
867-334-9194
renee.francoeur@yukon.ca


Samantha Henney
Communications, Health and Social Services
867-332-8321
samantha.henney@yukon.ca 

News release #: 
22-298