Vaccine statistics released for all Yukon communities

With 74 per cent of all eligible Yukoners having had their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and the third round of mobile immunization clinics in all rural communities completed, the Government of Yukon has released current vaccination rates for all Yukon communities. Uptake is expected to continue to increase and updated rates will be released monthly.

A clinic in Whitehorse is open for residents age 18 and older to receive their first and second doses of the vaccine by appointment or by walk-in. The clinic is open Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; on Wednesdays it is open from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m.

The third round of mobile vaccination tours to Yukon communities is complete. Residents age 18 and older can call their local clinics for an appointment or can receive a vaccination in Whitehorse.

To book an appointment and find more information, visit https://yukon.ca/en/this-is-our-shot.

We are in a very good place with our vaccination uptake right now as 74 per cent of eligible Yukoners have had their first dose and 66 per cent have had their second dose. We continue to see people come forward every week, both in Whitehorse and from our communities. While we expect numbers to continue to increase slowly, we continue to urge all Yukoners to take advantage of our vaccine opportunities to keep us all safe.

Minister of Health and Social Services Tracy-Anne McPhee

I am very pleased with how Yukoners have come forward to get vaccinated. At the same time, we know that vaccine hesitancy is real, and takes time to understand and address. We have been working with leaders and communities one on one, and this daily engagement is helping to slowly move those numbers up. Overall, we are doing exceptionally well.

Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley

Quick facts 
  • A total of 74 per cent of eligible Yukoners over the age of 18 have received their first dose; 66 per cent over the age of 18 are fully vaccinated with two doses.

  • Vaccine is still available through the clinic in Whitehorse Tuesday through Friday. In rural communities, residents are asked to contact their local health centre to schedule their shot.

  • A total of 76 per cent of eligible females have been vaccinated and 71 per cent of eligible males have been vaccinated.

Backgrounder 

COVID-19 Vaccine Uptake

May 1, 2021

Table 1. Comparison of Immunized Population Figures: Eligible Population Compared and Total Population

 

% Immunized

Total % of Eligible Population Vaccinated (18 +) with Dose 2

65%

Total % of Total Yukon Population Vaccinated (All Yukoners) with Dose 2

53%

 

 

 

 

 

Table 2. Proportion of population vaccinated with Dose 1 of COVID-19 vaccine between January 1 and May 1, 2021

 

18-29

30-39

40-49

50-59

60-69

70+

Grand Total (eligible 18+)

Grand Total (total population)

Beaver Creek

36%

52%

56%

67%

77%

88%

58%

49%

Carcross / Tagish

40%

46%

38%

69%

78%

76%

62%

54%

Carmacks /Braeburn

62%

54%

68%

61%

76%

57%

63%

48%

Dawson City

60%

74%

62%

71%

79%

76%

70%

58%

DBay / Burwash

59%

50%

58%

77%

77%

56%

64%

54%

Faro

43%

54%

60%

72%

72%

69%

64%

51%

Haines Junction/Champagne

73%

85%

89%

84%

96%

96%

88%

71%

Mayo/Keno/Stewart Crossing

63%

68%

81%

73%

99%

87%

79%

67%

Old Crow

43%

76%

88%

88%

79%

110%

76%

59%

Pelly Crossing

42%

42%

42%

71%

59%

52%

50%

39%

Ross River

18%

28%

31%

42%

43%

44%

33%

26%

Teslin/Johnson’s Crossing

53%

62%

68%

74%

66%

97%

70%

58%

Watson Lake

42%

50%

53%

60%

58%

71%

55%

45%

Whitehorse

62%

71%

76%

77%

85%

95%

76%

61%

Yukon Communities excluding Whitehorse

51%

62%

61%

69%

76%

78%

66%

54%

All Yukon

60%

69%

73%

75%

83%

90%

74%

59%

Table 3. Proportion of population vaccinated with Dose 2 of COVID-19 vaccine between January 1 and May 1, 2021

 

18-29

30-39

40-49

50-59

60-69

70+

Grand Total (eligible 18+)

Grand Total (total population)

Beaver Creek

36%

48%

56%

61%

69%

88%

55%

47%

Carcross / Tagish

32%

32%

37%

66%

74%

71%

56%

49%

Carmacks / Braeburn

49%

46%

60%

53%

69%

53%

55%

42%

Dawson City

52%

68%

58%

66%

73%

70%

64%

53%

Destruction Bay / Burwash Landing

41%

50%

52%

73%

65%

56%

57%

49%

Faro

32%

46%

54%

67%

71%

67%

59%

47%

Haines Junction / Champagne

62%

71%

83%

78%

93%

95%

81%

66%

Mayo / Keno / Stewart Crossing

56%

56%

70%

62%

94%

85%

71%

60%

Old Crow

23%

67%

71%

76%

76%

105%

65%

51%

Pelly Crossing

27%

36%

32%

60%

59%

52%

43%

33%

Ross River

12%

25%

25%

38%

35%

40%

28%

22%

Teslin / Johnson's Crossing / Swift River

44%

55%

64%

70%

62%

97%

65%

54%

Watson Lake

36%

44%

45%

57%

56%

69%

51%

42%

Yukon Communities excluding Whitehorse

42%

55%

55%

64%

71%

75%

60%

49%

Whitehorse

49%

60%

67%

69%

79%

91%

67%

53%

All Yukon

48%

60%

65%

68%

77%

87%

65%

53%

 

Contact 

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

Pat Living
Health and Social Services
867-335-1531
pat.living@yukon.ca

News release #: 
21-134