The Government of Yukon is working to protect Yukon youth from COVID-19. A supply of the Pfizer vaccine has been arranged for the territory and will allow Yukoners aged 12 to 17 to be vaccinated in the coming weeks.
Vaccination clinics for youth are expected to begin soon. Youth vaccine clinics will be held in most communities and medical travel will be supported for those places where a youth clinic is not held.
Our youth have made incredible contributions to keep our communities safe over the course of this pandemic. We are excited we are now able to offer vaccines for our youth. Getting vaccinated is the best thing you can do to protect you, your family, your community and your future.
Minister of Health and Social Services Tracy-Anne McPhee
As we have seen elsewhere, new variants are affecting young people more than before. COVID-19 can also result in long-term effects, even in young and otherwise healthy people. Vaccinating our young people will help keep them safe while helping to protect our whole community. I urge all youth and parents to take advantage of this opportunity to get vaccinated.
Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley
More details about the vaccine rollout for youth will be shared with First Nations, communities and families in the coming weeks.