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103-YEAR- OLD WOMAN AMONG FIRST TO GET VACCINE IN YUKON

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Yukon has begun its immunizati­on program at a long-term care facility in Whitehorse. Eightyfour- year- old Agnes Mills and 103- year- old Mary Merchant were the first to roll up their sleeves at Whistle Bend Place. The two women are among about 50 residents and staff who were expected to receive the Moderna vaccine shipped to all three territorie­s. Yukon expects to get enough doses of the vaccine to immunize about 75 per cent of its population by the end of March. A spokeswoma­n with the Department of Health and Social Services says the territory has about 270 residents in five care homes but none of Yukon’s approximat­ely 64 cases of COVID-19 involved seniors. Nunavut is also expected to start its program this week, and the Northwest Territorie­s is scheduled to begin immunizati­ons next week.

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