Vaccination requirements for employment now in effect

Based on recommendations from the Yukon’s acting Chief Medical Officer of Health, the Government of Yukon is requiring all public servants, volunteers and contractors to have their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine as of today. This includes teachers, health care professionals employed by the Government of Yukon and other public servants.

Employees are legally required to complete an attestation for their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine by midnight today or they will be placed on leave without pay starting tomorrow, December 1, 2021

So far, 92 per cent of Yukon government employees have attested to having their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

Employees will be required to have their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by January 30, 2022.

This vaccine requirement for employment with the Government of Yukon will be in effect until general public health concerns are reduced to a level where workplaces can operate without COVID-19 restrictions, as advised by the acting Chief Medical Officer of Health.

We know that having a fully vaccinated workforce will help ensure our workplaces are safe for our employees and Yukoners accessing government programs and services. Thank you to all of the public servants across the Yukon who have stepped forward to support our vaccination efforts in the fight against COVID-19.

Minister responsible for the Public Service Commission John Streicker

Quick facts 
  • On October 15, the Government of Yukon announced that all Yukon government employees and frontline health care workers will be required to be fully vaccinated.

  • Book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment online.

  • The clinic in Whitehorse is located at the Yukon Convention Centre, 4051-4th Avenue. In communities, contact your local health centre.

Contact 

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

Aimee O’Connor
Communications, Public Service Commission
867-667-9027
aimee.oconnor@yukon.ca

News release #: 
21-466