The North Western Health Unit reached a vaccine milestone last week.  

The Northwestern Health Unit (NWHU) reports that 90% of the area’s residents aged 12 and older have received at least 1 dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.  

Over 130,000 doses of the vaccine have been given in the region. 

“I would like to thank residents who have chosen to get vaccinated to protect themselves and others from COVID-19. You are helping our local businesses to stay open, keeping our students in school, and are preventing our local hospitals from being overwhelmed with cases of the virus,” says Dr. Kit Young Hoon, Medical Officer of Health at NWHU. 

“This impressive milestone could not have been achieved without the dedication and hard work of NWHU clinic staff and volunteers, pharmacists, and health care providers. Thank you to everyone who has played a role in the COVID-19 vaccination efforts so far,” she concluded.  

Vaccine clinics continue to be available across the region, to book an appointment for the COVID-19 vaccine, click HERE or call 1-866-468-2240.