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502 more COVID shots given in Fort St. John

70% of city residents now double dosed

More than 500 residents in Fort St. John received a dose of COVID-19 vaccine over the last week.

According to Northern Health’s latest community immunization report, 79% of residents have now received a first dose of vaccine as of Nov. 23, with 70% having received a second dose. A total of 162 first doses and 340 second doses were given since the last report on Nov. 16.

First dose immunizations in the rural North Peace are at 55%, while second dose immunizations are at 49%.

According to the report, 60% of Fort St. John youth age 12 to 17 have been immunized with one dose of vaccine; 50% have received a second dose.

B.C.’s vaccination rollout for kids five to 11 begins next week. Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says up to 350,000 children will be eligible for the vaccine and more than 90,000 kids are already registered. Invites will be prioritized based on the order they signed up through Get Vaccinated BC.

Drop-in immunization clinics continue at the Fort St. John public health unit on 110 Avenue:

  • Wednesday, Nov. 24, from noon to 8 p.m.;

  • Thursday, Nov. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.; and

  • Friday, Nov. 26 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

A drop-in clinic will run at the festival plaza on Friday, Nov. 26, from 4 to 8 p.m., and on Saturday, Nov. 27, from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m.

For more details on clinic schedules in Northeast B.C., visit the Northern Health website.

Read the full community immunization report below:

Northern B.C. COVID-19 Immunization Coverage - Nov. 23, 2021 by AlaskaHighwayNews on Scribd

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