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More than 335,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered throughout Interior

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May 08, 2021 - 1:38 PM

The Interior Health Authority has administered more than 335,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccines to residents across the region.

“Across Interior Health, hundreds of people attending their appointments at immunization clinics every day and emerging with a dose of vaccine that will protect them from serious illness or death by COVID-19,” said Interior Health president and CEO Susan Brown, in a press release. “It’s uplifting to see the excitement of newly vaccinated people.”

The Interior’s vaccine rollout is a coordinated effort between Interior Health and the First Nations Health Authority. The health authorities have given out 320,237 first doses and 16,583 second doses of vaccine to people, totalling 336,820 administered doses.

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“I encourage everyone who has not yet registered for their vaccine to make it a priority today. Every person who gets immunized brings us one step closer to putting this pandemic behind us,” she said.

People aged 18 and older are reminded to register for a notification telling them when it is their turn to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

There are three ways to register for notifications: online by visiting the provincial website,  by phone at 1-833-838-2323, or in person at a Service B.C. office listed here.

Adults who are 30 and older may choose to receive their COVID-19 vaccine from a local pharmacy. Current participating pharmacies are listed on the B.C. Pharmacy Association website with details describing how to book through them directly.

For a list of all Interior Health COVID-19 vaccination clinics and other resources visit the health authority's website.


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