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Posted: May 8, 2021

Interior Health passes 335,000 dose milestone

Interior Health (IH) has administered approximately 335,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine throughout the Interior. Our #journey2immunity continues towards the goal of offering vaccine to every eligible person in IH.

With 742,000 residents in Interior Health, roughly 45% of all IH area residents have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

“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. “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. Together we have administered 320,237 first doses and 16,583 second doses of vaccine to people throughout the Interior region, for a total of 336,820 administered doses.

“I am happy to be hearing from people about their experiences at the clinics, which they describe as positive and well organized from start to finish.  For that, we can thank our staff and the many volunteers across the region who are working hard to immunize people quickly and efficiently,” said Brown.

“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.”

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:

1.       Online by visiting the provincial website.

  1. By phone: 1-833-838-2323
  2. In person at a Service BC office listed here.

Adults who are age 30 and over may choose to receive their COVID-19 vaccine from a local pharmacy. Current participating pharmacies are listed on the BC 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.

Lead image: The entrance way to the COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Cranbrook Curling Centre. Carrie Schafer/e-KNOW photo

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