Interior Health schedules COVID-19 vaccine clinics for nearby remote and rural communities

Rural and remote communities around Kamloops and the rest of the Interior will host vaccination clinics for all residents age 18 and older.

Nearby communities on Interior Health's list have small populations and barriers in accessing larger vaccination clinics, such as long travel time.

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The communities include Anglemont, Ashcroft, Spences Bridge, Barriere, Cache Creek, Celista, Chase, Magna Bay, Seymour Arm, Lee Creek, Scotch Creek and Sun Peaks, as well as 33 others in the Interior Health region.

Residents of Anglemont, Chase and Lee Creek will all attend the same clinic during the same period. From April 12 to April 21, Chase will host the clinic at the Art Holding Memorial Arena, 221 Shepherd Ave.

Celista will host a clinic for its residents and those in Magna Bay, Scotch Creek and Seymour Arm from April 6 to April 10, located at the Celista Community Hall, 5457 Squilax-Anglemont Rd.

Barriere is currently vaccinating those 18 and older at a clinic currently open until March 30, and again from April 22 to April 30.

Sun Peaks' clinic will run from May 4 to May 7 at the Sun Peaks Centre, 106-3270 Village Way.

Residents of Ashcroft, Cache Creek and Spences Bridge will be vaccinated in Ashcroft from April 26 to May 6, at the Drylands Arena, 612 Seventh St.

Interior Health says those attending the clinics may be asked to prove they reside in the applicable region and must make an appointment in advance by calling 1-877-740-7747 between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Callers should be prepared with the following information: legal name, date of birth, postal code, personal health number and contact information.

For a complete list of community clinics, visit the Interior Health website.

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