Those 18 and older in rural and remote communities will now have access to COVID-19 vaccines, due to Interior Health’s “community specific approach.”
The goal is to immunize communities with small populations and those with barriers to accessing larger clinics, such as long distance travel, according to a press release sent out by the health authority.
Residents from Clearwater, Vavenby, Avola and Blue River, and are at least 18 years of age, will be eligible to book an appointment to get vaccinated from April 12 to April 21. The clinic will be at the Wells Gray Curling Club in Clearwater. Information about the clinics and locations can be found here.
Residents in the eligible communities can register for their vaccine at community specific clinics by calling 1-877-740-7747 between 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m., seven days a week.
Callers are asked to provide their Personal Health Number, legal name, date of birth, postal code and current contact information.
Residents in these communities will need to prove they live there when booking appointments. Those who live in an area served by a larger clinic will need to wait for their age cohort to be announced.
Those who are unable to attend the April dates will be able to receive their vaccine in a later month when their specific age cohort is eligible.