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COVID-19 2nd dose clinics being planned throughout Thompson-Okanagan

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May 31, 2021 - 11:56 AM

COVID-19 dose two clinics are being planned throughout the Interior Health region, which will allow many to get their second jab within eight weeks of their first.

So far, about 518,000 doses of vaccine have been administered throughout the Southern Interior and more are on the way.

“People are beginning to receive notifications telling them it’s time to book their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine,” Interior Health president and CEO Susan Brown said in a press release.

“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.
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.
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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.

According to the BC Centre for Disease Control's vaccine report from May 13 to May 19, 41 to 61 per cent of residents of the Thompson Okanagan ages 18 years old and up have had at least one dose of the vaccine.

There are three ways to register for COVID-19 vaccine notifications:

  1. Online by visiting the provincial website here.
  2. By phone: 1-833-838-2323
  3. 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/.


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