There's some good news on the vaccination front. 

The medical officer of health for the Northwestern Health Unit, Dr. Kit Young Hoon, says they expect to meet the province's deadline for vaccinations of long-term care residents.

"Based on the information we have to date, we should be able to meet that deadline of February 10th to ensure vaccinations of residents of long-term care homes and residents of elder care homes on First Nation communities," she said, during Friday's briefing.

Queen's Park hopes to have all long-term care residents in the province vaccinated by Wednesday. A deadline of Feb. 5 was pushed back, due to delays in receiving doses of the vaccine.

With the coronavirus vaccine rolling out, the Northwestern Health Unit is encouraging people to get the shot.

As the COVID-19 vaccine becomes more available in the district, Dr. Kit Young-Hoon at the health unit says you should consider it.

"We are definitely recommending vaccinations for everyone, once it becomes available to them," she added.

Young Hoon added long-term care -- and elder care -- residents in the district should be vaccinated by Wednesday.

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