Interior Health has now surpassed 230,000 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered throughout the health region.
The vaccine rollout is a co-ordinated effort between Interior Health, the First Nations Health Authority and First Nations communities. To April 19, health-care workers have administered 220,216 first doses and 13,775 second doses of vaccine to people throughout the Interior region, for a total of 233,991 administered doses.
The Get Vaccinated online vaccine registration system for B.C.’s age-based immunization program continues to accelerate. This new provincial system allows people to register for a notification telling them when it is their turn to schedule a COVID-19 vaccine appointment.
Appointments booked through the provincial system are for health authority immunization clinics across the Interior region and the eligibility ages are found here.
There are three ways to register for notifications:
• Online by visiting the provincial website here.
• By phone at 1-833-838-2323
• In person at a Service BC office. In Kmaloops, that is in the Kamloops Law Courts, downtown at Columbia Street and Fourth Avenue.
Alternatively, people ages 40 and older may choose to receive the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine from a local pharmacy.
The BC Pharmacy Association website lists pharmacies where COVID-19 immunizations are available, and people are reminded to only schedule one appointment, either using the provincial system or with a participating pharmacy directly.
For a list of all Interior Health COVID-19 vaccination clinics and other resources, click here.