Pop-up vaccine clinics in Metro Vancouver aim to boost slumping 1st dose numbers

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If you haven’t had your archetypal COVID-19 changeable yet, the Lower Mainland’s 2 wellness authorities are hoping to marque it easier for you to get one.

Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health are rolling retired mobile, pop-up vaccine clinics prioritizing archetypal doses successful an effort to borderline slowing first-dose rates up a small further.

As of Friday, much than 3.68 cardinal British Columbians had received astatine slightest 1 dose of vaccine — accounting for 79.4 per cent of eligible people.

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But the complaint of caller archetypal doses has slowed to a crawl, averaging conscionable implicit 6,200 per time implicit the past week.

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On Saturday, Fraser Health unit were connected the crushed successful Port Moody’s Rocky Point Park hoping to conscionable residents successful their community.

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“We’re trying to truly get vaccine accessible to the public, there’s a batch of young families and young adults who congregate astatine this park,” said Kristine Juck, manager of operations with the Fraser Health vaccine coordination centre.

“We are prioritizing archetypal doses, and if folks are eligible for a 2nd dose, we are putting them connected a waitlist and we are going to spot them arsenic we person vaccine proviso available.”

Fraser Health is moving akin clinics Sunday successful Chilliwack, Monday successful Abbotsford and Tuesday successful New Westminster.

“It was ace convenient. I was connected a small interruption from work, truthful I was capable to locomotion up and it was virtually 2 minutes,” said Teryn Hilstad, who got her 2nd changeable Saturday.

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Vancouver Coastal Health unit were besides connected the crushed Sunday offering vaccine to attendees of the Trout Lake Farmer’s Market.

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The session was besides prioritizing archetypal doses, though was offering 2nd doses to radical who were 7 weeks past their archetypal shot.

The wellness authorization is moving akin clinics successful North Vancouver astatine the Shipyards District from Monday to Friday this week.

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