While the average decline of new events in BC continues to decline, BC. High rates of exchange, Especially in the Fraser Health and Vancouver coastal health areas.
This week, both health officials announced several new hot-spot environments that will receive targeted vaccines.
“Immunization is a priority for those in high-transmission environments as part of our strategy to manage COVID-19 transmission in our region,” Fraser Health said in a statement.
So here’s how it works.
Where are the hot spots?
- Surrey (Guildford, Cloverdale)
- Abbotsford (Central, Eastern and Rural)
- Langley (Willoughby)
- Barnaby (southeast, southwest)
- Southern Mission
- Surrey (West Newton, East Newton, Wally, Panorama, North Surrey, Fleetwood)
- Northern Delta
- Port Coquitlam
- South Langley Township
- West Abbotsford
Vancouver Coastal Health:
- Cedar Cottage – Vancouver
- Grandview Woodland – Vancouver
- Hostings-Sunrise – Vancouver
- Kensington – Vancouver
- Killarney – Vancouver
- Renfrew-Collingwood – Vancouver
- Sunset – Vancouver
- Victoria Fraserview – Vancouver
- Britannia Beach
- Pinocrest Gardens
- Dawson Creek
- Fort Nelson Population Center
- Fort St. John
- Fort St. James North
Who can be vaccinated?
In both Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health, residents of hot-spot neighborhoods 30 years of age or older are now eligible for the vaccine.
Some high-profile communities in Northern Health and Internal Health have lowered eligibility to 18 years of age or older.
How do I register?
If you live in a highly contagious community and are eligible for the vaccine, health officials ask you to register online Get the vaccine website. By contacting the call center (1-833-838-2323) or service BC. You can register by visiting the office.
If you have already registered, there is no need to re-apply.
Vancouver Coastal Health says you will be contacted by phone, email or SMS to book a vaccination appointment.
What should I do if I do not receive a call (or text or email)?
Once you have registered, wait to get in touch.
Calls for Fraser health have already been sent, the health ministry said. It says Coastal Health began contacting eligible residents Friday afternoon and that Interior Health and Northern Health will begin to reach people on Saturdays and Sundays.
Where do I go for my hot-spot vaccination?
All high-dose round vaccinations in Vancouver will take place at a new vaccination clinic at the Killarney Community Center.
Eligible residents in Fraser Health City can choose between several vaccination clinics.
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Can I give up?
“I fully apologize to the public for the miscommunication and confusion,” Dr. Bonnie Henry, the provincial health officer, said earlier.
Hot-spot vaccines are currently by appointment only.