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Live in a small community? Interior Health has some good COVID-19 news for you

Tyler Vitaliano, a primary care paramedic in Kelowna, receives his COVID-19 vaccine.
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April 17, 2021 - 2:23 PM

Communities like Enderby, Beaverdelll and Sicamous may not have easy access to popular big box stores but they do have an advantage when it comes to the fight against COVID-19.

Interior Health is taking “a whole community approach” to immunize communities with small populations, and have barriers to accessing larger immunization clinics, such as long-distance travel.

That means, starting soon many of these small communities will offer up jabs to residents 18 and older.

“Clinic schedules are based on the population sizes of communities and cannot accommodate people outside of these communities,” reads the IH page.

“You will need to confirm your home community through your postal code when booking your appointment.”

In addition, at your appointment, you will need to provide your driver license or government identification to verify your postal code. Without this confirmation, you cannot proceed with your vaccination.

To see if your community is one of those getting a "whole community" approach to vaccination follow the link.

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