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Interior Health announces COVID-19 booking schedule for this week

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March 22, 2021 - 3:27 PM

Seniors 78 years old and older can book their COVID-19 vaccinations today, March 22, as can Indigenous people age 55 and over by calling 1-877-740-7747 between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Those who are 77 and older can start booking tomorrow. Those who are 76 will have to wait until Thursday and those 75 and older can start booking Saturday, according to an Interior Health news release.

Booking times for younger residents will be announced later.

“We remind everyone to be vigilant against fraud,” the news release states. “Our call centres will never ask for financial information, credit card details, or social insurance numbers.”

What they will ask for are each caller’s legal name, date of birth, postal code, personal health number and current contact information, including an email address or a phone number that is regularly checked.

Having received 6,500 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine, Interior Health has started vaccinating workers in high risk industries such as industrial work camps, congregate living settings, work camps, ski hills, farms and nurseries.

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“Providing the vaccine to workers in high-risk settings reduces risk of outbreak in those settings, which contributes to decreased community spread and transmission overall,” the news release states.

Interior Health is working directly with eligible employers to schedule the vaccinations for those workers.

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