A drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine clinic opens today at noon in Fort St. John.
The clinic is for first doses only, and runs in the North Peace Arena parking lot until 8 p.m.
Northern Health says registration is recommended but not required, and that multiple passengers will be accommodated.
Drive-thru clinics are running this week and next as the province works to boost immunization capacity across the region.
In the North Peace, 47% of adults and 44% of those 12 and older had received a first dose of vaccine as of Monday, June 7.
Drive-thru clinics will run in Fort St. John:
June 10-11 (noon to 8 p.m.)
June 12 (9 a.m. to 5 p.m.)
June 14-15 (noon to 8 pm)
The First Nations Health Authority will hold an indigenous urban and away-from-home vaccine clinic in Fort St. John June 15 to 17 at the festival plaza. Call 1-833-384-4001 to register. Walk-ins are also welcome.
In Dawson Creek, drive-thru clinics will begin next week:
June 17-18 (noon to 8 p.m.)
June 19 (9 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
June 21-22 (noon to 8 pm)
In the South Peace, 49% of adults and 46% of those 12 and older had received a first dose of vaccine as of Monday.
The BCCDC reported 20 cases in the North Peace from May 30 to June 5, along with two cases in the South Peace, and one in Fort Nelson.
The death toll since the pandemic broke out now stands at 154 in Northern Health, with one new death reported Wednesday. There are 74 active cases in the north, including six in hospital, three in critical care.
Across B.C., 74.5% of all adults and 72.4% of those 12 and older have received their first dose of vaccine, according to the province.
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