2nd COVID-19 booster available for Yukoners 50 and over

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Yukoners who are 50 and over can get their second COVID-19 booster shot beginning Friday.

To be eligible for the second dose, six months needs to have passed since having received the first booster, the government said in a news release.

It also said people who tested positive for COVID-19 or had symptoms should wait until three months have passed before getting a second booster.

Previously, the second booster was only available to Yukoners who were either 70 and over, immunocompromised, or seniors living in long-term care homes or other senior aggregate living settings. 

The release stated that data has shown throughout the pandemic that age is the main risk factor for severe

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