Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) will have 25 locations providing vaccinations as part of Phase 2 of the province's COVID-19 Immunization Plan.
There'll be 16 in the Vancouver/North Vancouver/West Vancouver/ RIchmond area and one on Bowen Island. Others will be located in Powell River, Squamish, Gibsons, Sechelt, Madeira Park, Whistler, Pemberton and Bella Coola. During Phase 2 anyone 80 or older and indigenous people 65 or older can be vaccinated for free.
A map provided by VCH shows the locations of the different COVID-19 vaccination centres.
Starting tomorrow (Monday, March 8) certain seniors living in the region can schedule their first vaccination shot. The centres will open up March 15 and (in most cases) run 7 days a week from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Some evening appointments will be available in some locations.
The VCH includes Richmond, Vancouver, North Vancouver and West Vancouver. The Fraser Health Region neighbours VCH; some living in the Metro Vancouver area are part of Fraser Health including residents of Burnaby, Surrey and Delta.
The Fraser Health region has 22 including two in Burnaby, four in Surrey, two in Coquitlam and one in Delta.
Both health regions note there will be dedicated, culturally sensitive locations for Indigenous peoples.
VCH says the following groups are encouraged to call:
- Seniors born in 1931 or earlier (90 years of age and older) who live in Richmond, Vancouver, North Vancouver and West Vancouver.
- Seniors born in 1941 or earlier (80 years of age and older) who live on the Sunshine Coast, or in Powell River, Whistler, Squamish and Pemberton.
- Indigenous peoples (First Nations, Métis and Inuit) born in 1956 or earlier (65 years of age and older) and Elders.
The phone number to make appointments is 1.877.587.5767.
Before calling VCH asks people to have a pen and paper on hand, along with their personal health number, full name, date of birth, postal code and phone number. More information about the process can be found on their website.
For those living in the Fraser Health region the locations can be found on the Fraser Health website.
Lists of immunization clinics by Health Authority are now online:— Adrian Dix (@adriandix) March 7, 2021
Vancouver Coastal: https://t.co/P57lUhcDdK