More meningococcal immunization clinics this week in Okanagan

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Due to high demand and additional vaccine received, Interior Health (IH) would like to advise the public of the following evening drop-in meningococcal immunization clinics throughout the Okanagan.

These clinics are intended to capture 15-19 year old people who will not have access to immunization at school clinics (i.e. non students, university or college students, high school students who may have missed or know they will miss their scheduled school clinic).

North Okanagan
When:              Monday, Dec.18 – 4-6:30 p.m.
                        Tuesday, Dec. 19 – 4-7 p.m.
                        Wednesday, Dec. 20 and Thursday Dec. 21 – 3-7 p.m.
Where:            Vernon Health Unit (1440-14 Ave. Vernon)

When:              Friday, Dec. 22 – 3-5:30 p.m.
Where:            Lumby Health Unit (2135 Norris Ave, Lumby)

Central Okanagan
When:              Monday-Thursday, Dec.18-21
Hours:              5-7 p.m.
Where:            Community Health & Services Centre (505 Doyle Ave. Kelowna)

When:              Monday-Thursday, Dec. 18-21
Hours:              5-7 p.m.
Where:            Rutland Health Centre (155 Gray Rd. Kelowna)

When:              Monday-Thursday, Dec. 18-21
Hours:              5-7 p.m.
Where:            West Kelowna Health Centre (106-2300 Carrington Rd., West Kelowna)

South Okanagan
When:              Tuesday-Thursday, Dec.19-21 from 5-7 p.m.
Where:            Penticton Health Centre (740 Carmi Ave. Penticton)

When:              Tuesday, Dec. 19 from 5-7 p.m.
Where:            South Similkameen Health Centre (700 – 3rd St, Keremeos)

When:              Wednesday, Dec. 20 – 5-7 p.m.
Where:            Summerland Health Centre (12815 Atkinson Rd, Summerland)

When              Wednesday, Dec. 20 from 5-7 p.m.
Where:            Osoyoos Health Centre (4816 – 89th St, Osoyoos)

When:              Thursday, Dec. 21 from 5-7 p.m.
Where:            Princeton Health Centre (98 Ridgewood Dr, Princeton)

When:              Thursday, Dec. 21 from 5-7 p.m.
Where:            Oliver Health Centre (930 Spillway Rd, Oliver)

IH would like to remind the public, the vaccine has been offered to grade 9 students in B.C. since 2016, as part of the routine immunization program. If you have received this vaccine as part of the grade 9 immunization program in 2016/17, you don’t need to be re-immunized. Students who have not received this vaccine are recommended to attend an immunization clinic at their school.

School Clinics:
Secondary school immunization clinics are being held this week. For more information about school clinics in your area please visit Interior Health’s clinic webpage. If you are unsure if your child has received this vaccine, call your local public health centre during regular business hours for a record.

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