vaccines

The COVID-19 vaccination clinic in Whitehorse. The City of Whitehorse has suspended the directive requiring staff to be vaccinated by March 20, or to have a medical accommodation in place. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

City of Whitehorse suspends vaccine requirement for staff

Staff no longer required to be vaccinated by March 20

 

Six-year-old Eric Aviles receives the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine from pharmacist Sylvia Uong at a pediatric vaccine clinic for children ages 5 to 11 set up at Willard Intermediate School in Santa Ana, Calif., Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021. In a statement Sunday, Nov. 28, 2021, California’s public health officer, Dr. Tomas J. Aragon, said that officials are monitoring the Omicron variant. There are no reports to date of the variant in California, the statement said. Aragon said the state was focusing on ensuring its residents have access to vaccines and booster shots. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)

Children encouraged to receive vaccine as Yukon rate remains at 55 per cent

“This vaccine offers that safe and effective protection.”

 

Public Service Commission Minister John Streicker speaks to media at the legislature on Oct. 25. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Pelly Crossing, Teslin and Tagish lose emergency responders to mandate

Government working on addressing community vaccine mandate pressures

Public Service Commission Minister John Streicker speaks to media at the legislature on Oct. 25. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
(Black Press Media files)

Routine vaccinations delayed in November due to COVID-19 pressures

MLA Annie Blake raised concerns about childhood vaccine delays in the legislature

(Black Press Media files)
The Yukon Employees Union has raised concerns about the Yukon Government policy placing unvaccinated workers on unpaid leave. (Yukon Employees Union Image)

More than 300 YG employees placed on leave, union raises concerns

A total of 336 workers, most of them part time or casual, are on leave without pay.

The Yukon Employees Union has raised concerns about the Yukon Government policy placing unvaccinated workers on unpaid leave. (Yukon Employees Union Image)
A box containing vials of the Janssen, Johnson & Johnson, COVID-19 vaccine sits on a pharmacists table at the Vaccine Village in Antwerp, Belgium, Friday, April 30, 2021. The vaccine is available to Yukoners on Nov. 29 and 30 (Virginia Mayo/Associated Press)

Limited supply of non-Moderna vaccines available for adults in the Yukon

To book an appointment to call 1-867-336-1508 with your full name and telephone number

A box containing vials of the Janssen, Johnson & Johnson, COVID-19 vaccine sits on a pharmacists table at the Vaccine Village in Antwerp, Belgium, Friday, April 30, 2021. The vaccine is available to Yukoners on Nov. 29 and 30 (Virginia Mayo/Associated Press)
Whitehorse City Hall. City employees will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Feb. 20. (Yukon News file)

Vaccine mandate issued for City of Whitehorse employees

Employees will require two COVID-19 vaccine doses by Feb. 20

Whitehorse City Hall. City employees will be required to be vaccinated against COVID-19 by Feb. 20. (Yukon News file)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. André Corriveau. (Government of Yukon/Facebook)

Children’s COVID-19 vaccine clinics to begin Dec. 6

Whitehorse appointments can now be booked

Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. André Corriveau. (Government of Yukon/Facebook)
Mountainview Church pastor Jeremy Norton was one of 17 signatories to a letter asking the Yukon Government to make worship services exempt from mandatory vaccination. (Jim Elliot/ Yukon News)

Group of Yukon clergy want worship excluded from vaccine mandate

Seventeen faith leaders from 10 churches and other organizations signed a letter to the government

Mountainview Church pastor Jeremy Norton was one of 17 signatories to a letter asking the Yukon Government to make worship services exempt from mandatory vaccination. (Jim Elliot/ Yukon News)
Demonstrators march from the Elijah Smith building to the legislature on Nov. 2 to protest mandatory vaccine policies. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Government responds to petition opposing vaccine mandate

“The short answer, Mr. Speaker, is no.”

Demonstrators march from the Elijah Smith building to the legislature on Nov. 2 to protest mandatory vaccine policies. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Jonas Smith, a former federal consrevative candidate who ran as an independent in the last election, holds a petition of signatures that oppose mandatory vaccine policies. The petition was delivered to the legislature on Nov. 1. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Petition urges government to reconsider mandatory vaccines

A protest at the legislature was accompanied by a petition with around 2,300 signatures

Jonas Smith, a former federal consrevative candidate who ran as an independent in the last election, holds a petition of signatures that oppose mandatory vaccine policies. The petition was delivered to the legislature on Nov. 1. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)

Yukon government vaccine mandate pushed to Jan. 30 for second dose

The premier said there is no option that will allow unvaccinated employees to continue being paid

Acting Chief Medical Officer of Health Dr. Catherine Elliott. (Haley Ritchie/Yukon News)
Minister of Education Tracy-Anne McPhee at the Government of Yukon COVID-19 press conference in Whitehorse, Yukon on June 9, 2020. (Photo by Alistair Maitland Photography)

Yukon unions seeking more details on mandatory vaccine policy

“Now you’ve got an entire workforce that has no idea what those ramifications are.”

Minister of Education Tracy-Anne McPhee at the Government of Yukon COVID-19 press conference in Whitehorse, Yukon on June 9, 2020. (Photo by Alistair Maitland Photography)
Rodney and Ekaterina Baker plead guilty to offences under the Yukon’s Civil Emergency Measures Act for breaking isolation requirements in order to sneak into a vaccine clinic and receive Moderna vaccine doses in Beaver Creek. (Facebook/Submitted)

Couple who broke isolation rules to get vaccines in Beaver Creek fined $2,300

Crown and defence agreed on no jail time for Rod and Ekaterina Baker

Rodney and Ekaterina Baker plead guilty to offences under the Yukon’s Civil Emergency Measures Act for breaking isolation requirements in order to sneak into a vaccine clinic and receive Moderna vaccine doses in Beaver Creek. (Facebook/Submitted)
Premier Sandy Silver, Health and Social Services Minister Pauline Frost and Community Services Minister John Streicker are seen welcoming the first shipment of the Moderna vaccine in Whitehorse on Dec. 28. (Submitted)

Moderna vaccine arrives in the Yukon

First doses to be administered in early January

Premier Sandy Silver, Health and Social Services Minister Pauline Frost and Community Services Minister John Streicker are seen welcoming the first shipment of the Moderna vaccine in Whitehorse on Dec. 28. (Submitted)
The Liberal government blocked a motion by Yukon Party MLA Brad Cathers that would have asked the federal government to provide the territories with more than a per capita amount of COVID-19 vaccine doses during initial distribution. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)

Yukon Party says a per capita distribution of vaccines would leave Yukon short

The opposition is also asking the government to release their plan for vaccine distribution

The Liberal government blocked a motion by Yukon Party MLA Brad Cathers that would have asked the federal government to provide the territories with more than a per capita amount of COVID-19 vaccine doses during initial distribution. (Crystal Schick/Yukon News file)