COVID-19 boosters for ages 12 to 17 and third doses for immunocompromised children five to 11

Starting Monday, February 7, Yukoners aged 12 to 17, who are fully vaccinated, will be eligible for a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine if they are six months past their second dose.

Rural clinics will start on Monday, February 7, in Carcross. The communities of Haines Junction, Old Crow, Mayo, Dawson City and Watson Lake will also have clinics within the next week. More clinic dates and communities are being scheduled and will be added to in the coming days.

There will be more opportunities for this age group to access vaccines. The Government of Yukon will schedule enough appointments to provide a booster to all Yukoners aged 12 to 17 who wish to have one by the end of February.

Immunocompromised children aged five to 11 who have already received their primary series will be able to receive a third dose. This third dose will ensure an appropriate immune response for children whose immune system is compromised. The third dose for immunocompromised children is recommended four weeks after receiving a second dose. A third dose differs from a booster dose. The third dose is the completion of a primary series for people who meet specific criteria, such as immunocompromised individuals.

The Government of Yukon continues to adjust its vaccination strategy based on the latest recommendations from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization and advice from the acting Chief Medical Officer of Health.

Appointments can be made online at Whitehorse residents can also call 1-877-374-0425. Residents in rural communities can call their local health centre to book an appointment and can find clinic dates and times on


Yukoners should get vaccinated and get their booster shot to help protect their health and safety and stop the spread of COVID-19 in our territory. Thank you to all the Yukoners who have gone to get their shots to protect their loved ones and our communities. 

Minister of Health and Social Services Tracy-Anne McPhee

Quick facts 
  • Clinics are ongoing in rural communities and are being expanded to offer boosters to anyone over the age of 12.

  • Young children who are immunocompromised are less likely to have a robust response to the COVID-19 vaccine and require a third dose to ensure they are fully protected.

  • Second doses for children aged five to 11 are currently being delivered across the Yukon.

  • Clinics will continue to roll out in all communities.

  • First and second doses for children will continue to be a priority at clinics.

  • Third doses differ from booster doses. 

  • Appointments for Whitehorse residents can be made online or by calling 1-877-374-0425.

  • Residents in most rural communities can make an appointment by calling their local health centre. More information on clinic dates and times is available on

  • People should wait at least 24 hours after their vaccination before requesting a proof of vaccination credential.

  • To ensure their vaccination credential reflects their entire vaccine history, people need to request a new credential after each dose of a vaccine. 

Media contact 

Renée Francoeur
Cabinet Communications

Carleen Kerr
Communications Director, Health and Social Services

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