First COVID-19 vaccines to be available next week for all residents 18 years and older

Public health staff from the Nunatsiavut Department of Health and Social Development  as well as Labrador-Grenfell Regional Health Authority will begin the process of  administering the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to all eligible residents, 18 years of age  and older, in each of the five Labrador Inuit communities starting next week. 

Below is the planned schedule for administering the vaccine in each community: ∙ January 11 – Makkovik  

∙ January 12 – Rigolet 

∙ January 13 – Postville and Hopedale 

∙ January 14 – Hopedale 

∙ January 15-16 – Nain 

Public health staff will arrange times for eligible individuals to receive the vaccine.  

Priority for the first doses will be given to health-care workers and seniors before the rest  of the population is inoculated, as per federal and provincial directives.  

The Nunatsiavut Government continues to work with all relevant authorities to ensure the  vaccine is administered as quickly as possible in a safe and efficient manner. 

For more information, please contact your local Public Health Nurse.