Interior Health’s #journey2immunity campaign continues to accelerate. Approximately 518,000 doses of vaccine have been administered and more are on the way as Interior Health continues to deliver immunization clinics throughout the region.
“People are beginning to receive notifications telling them it’s time to book their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine,” said Interior Health president and CEO Susan Brown. “This means our clinics are returning to rural and remote communities, and we are adding new hours and options at our larger urban clinics, to make it as easy as possible for people to get their first and second dose.”
Effective May 27, people who received the Pfizer or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine will be notified to book their second dose eight weeks after their initial immunization.
“Registering for your vaccine notifications is an important step to ensuring the highest protection from COVID-19,” added Brown. “Everyone should register and schedule their vaccination as soon as possible.”
The Interior’s vaccine rollout is a coordinated effort between Interior Health and the First Nations Health Authority. To date, immunizers across the region have delivered 485,143 first doses and 32,885 second doses for a total of 518,028 doses.
There are three ways to register for COVID-19 vaccine notifications:
- Online by visiting the provincial website here or https://gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated
- By phone: 1-833-838-2323
- In person at a Service BC office listed here.
New clinic dates for second doses in rural and remote communities will be published in the coming days at: https://news.interiorhealth.ca/news/taking-a-community-approach/
For a list of all Interior Health COVID-19 vaccination clinics and other resources visit: https://news.interiorhealth.ca/news/covid-19-vaccines/
To learn about B.C.’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan, visit: www.gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated