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Kamloops schools to host COVID-19 vaccination clinics

Eight schools will be involved. Students (ages 12 and older), staff and teachers can register and receive their first or second dose at the clinics. To be eligible for a second dose, at least 28 days must have elapsed since a first dose.
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Eight Kamloops schools will see on-site COVID-19 vaccination clinics in September, according to an updated list from Interior Health.

The school-based clinics were first announced in early September and will cater to students, staff and teachers not yet fully immunized.

Students (ages 12 and older), staff and teachers can register and receive their first or second dose at the clinics. To be eligible for a second dose, at least 28 days must have elapsed since a first dose.

Kamloops schools with upcoming clinics include:

• Brocklehurst Middle School, Sept. 28 and Sept. 29, 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.,

• Kamloops School of the Arts, Sept. 22, noon to 4:30 p.m.,

• NorKam senior secondary, Sept. 17, noon to 4:30 p.m.,

• Sa-Hali secondary, Sept. 21, noon to 4:30 p.m.,

• South Kamloops secondary, Sept. 22, noon to 4:30 p.m.,

• Twin Rivers Education Centre, Sept. 28 and Sept. 29, 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.,

• Valleyview secondary, Sept. 23, noon to 4:30 p.m.,

• Westsyde secondary, Sept. 24, noon to 4:30 p.m.

SD73 assistant superintendent Bill Hamblett said a schedule for rural schools is still being finalized, and that if parents have concerns, they should contact Interior Health, the agency operating the clinics.

Because B.C. employs something called “mature minor consent,” most students will not need their parents' permission in order to get vaccinated, and records of vaccination for a consenting child will not be shared with parents unless the child gives permission.

A complete list of immunization clinics within the Interior Health region is available on the Interior Health website at news.interiorhealth.ca/news/covid-19-immunization-clinics.