The Novavax Nuvaxovid COVID-19 vaccine is now available

Yukoners who are 18 years of age and older and have not received another type of COVID-19 vaccine can now get the Novavax Nuvaxovid vaccine. Novavax is a non-mRNA, protein-based vaccine that is 90 per cent effective in protecting people against COVID-19. The vaccine is a two dose series with doses eight weeks apart.

Yukoners, including those in all rural communities, can access the vaccine by phoning the Whitehorse Health Centre at 867-667-8864. They will be asked for their full name and telephone number and will be followed up with an appointment when one is available.

For those who previously received the Janssen COVID-19 vaccine, the recommended booster dose is an mRNA vaccine such as Moderna or Pfizer. Yukoners who are unable or unwilling to receive an mRNA vaccine can receive a Novavax booster.

Vaccination is the best protection against COVID-19 and reduces the chances of serious illness, hospitalization and death. Yukoners should stay up to date on their vaccines, including booster doses.  

Vaccination is our strongest protection against COVID-19 and now there is another vaccine option for Yukoners. Novavax is a non-mRNA vaccine that can be offered to Yukoners who can’t or won’t receive an mRNA vaccine. Thank you to everyone who has already been vaccinated for doing their part in helping Yukoners stay safe. I encourage those who have yet to be vaccinated to get their shots of any Health Canada approved vaccine to protect their health and the health of their loved ones. 

Minister of Health and Social Services Tracy-Anne McPhee

The Novavax Nuvaxovid COVID-19 vaccine offers another option to those who are unable to get an mRNA vaccination due to allergies or other contradictions.  I encourage everyone stay up to date on their vaccines as it’s your best protection against COVID-19. 

Medical Officer of Health Dr. Jesse Kancir 

Quick facts 
  • To book an appointment to receive Novavax, phone the Whitehorse Health Centre at 867-667-8864.

  • Novavax is the only non-mRNA vaccine option in the Yukon. 

Contact 

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

 

Lisa Wiklund
Communications, Health and Social Services
867-332-5809
lisa.wiklund@yukon.ca

News release #: 
22-155