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First dose COVID-19 vaccination rates up to 73% in Fort St. John

277 first doses and 263 second doses given in the city last week
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Another 540 shots of COVID-19 vaccine were given to Fort St. John residents last week.

According to the latest community immunization report from Northern Health, 16,357 residents had been vaccinated against the virus with at least one vaccine dose as of Oct. 12, while 13,529 residents have had their second shots.

In total, 277 first doses and 263 second doses were given in the city last week, with first dose rates up 1% week over week to 73%, according to the data. Second dose rates are also up one per cent to 60%.

In Dawson Creek, there were 8,981 of 13,519 residents who had received their first dose (66%), while 7,568 residents had received a second dose (56%).

In Chetwynd, there were 2,100 of 3,303 residents who had received their first dose (64%), while 1,702 residents had received a second dose (52%).

In Hudson’s Hope, there were 578 of 853 residents who had received their first dose (68%), while 502 residents had received a second dose (59%).

In Tumbler Ridge, there were 1,458 of 2,074 residents who had received their first dose (70%), while 1,237 residents had received a second dose (60%).

In Fort Nelson, there were 2,450 of 3,606 residents who had received their first dose (68%), while 2,048 residents had received a second dose (57%).

In rural areas of the North Peace, there were 4,142 of 8,370 residents who had received a first dose (49%), while 3,419 have received a second dose (41%).

In rural areas of the South Peace, 3,035 of 5,552 residents had received a first dose (55%), while 2,549 had received a second dose (46%).

In rural areas of the Northern Boreal, 358 of 678 residents had received a first dose (53%), while 309 had received a second dose (46%).

For more details on immunization clinics in northeast B.C., visit the Northern Health website


Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca