Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and Deputy Chief receive COVID-19 vaccine

Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health and Deputy Chief receive COVID-19 vaccine

Yukon’s Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Brendan Hanley and Deputy Chief Dr. Catherine Elliott received their COVID-19 vaccines today. Both were vaccinated this afternoon at the clinic in Whitehorse.

The clinic opened for all residents, age 18 and older on Monday, March 1, making Whitehorse the first capital city in Canada to open general public clinics. As of March 1, 32 per cent of adult Yukoners had received their first dose of the vaccine. Starting March 11, the clinic in Whitehorse will accept walk-ins.

This week, mobile clinics are also running in Carcross, Dawson City, Pelly Crossing and Teslin.

I have been looking forward to this day for quite some time and I am very grateful to have received my vaccine today. We are off to a great start to Yukon’s COVID vaccine campaign. I hope this poke in the arm encourages Yukoners to book their appointment and roll up their sleeves to receive their vaccine as well.  

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

We have worked tirelessly to get to this point and this is a significant milestone for us. This has been a difficult journey for all of us and receiving our vaccines will get us one step closer to getting through this pandemic.  

Yukon’s Deputy Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott

Contact 

Pat Living
Communications, Health and Social Services
867-335-1531
patricia.living@yukon.ca

News release #: 
21-061