Province and Pharmacy Association to expand vaccine program to Fort St. John and Dawson Creek

VICTORIA, B.C. – The Province and B.C. Pharmacy Association will expand their vaccine program to Fort St. John…

VICTORIA, B.C. – The Province and B.C. Pharmacy Association will expand their vaccine program to Fort St. John and Dawson Creek.

The Province says by the end of next week, the program will be expanded outside the Lower Mainland to communities including Dawson Creek, Fort St. John, Kamloops, Kelowna, Nanaimo, Parksville, Prince George, Quesnel, Terrace, Vernon and Victoria.

Details of when residents can book their appointment to receive the AstraZeneca have not been released.

From Friday to Saturday, the Province announced record-high case counts of 1,018 on Friday and 1,072 on Saturday. There were 33 new cases reported over that same period in the Northern Health region.

Some of the Province’s normal COVID-19 data, including data on variants and hospitalizations, is not available over the long weekend.

Dr. Henry continues to remind residents that it is important that we all remain at home. “An important reminder for everyone is that we should not be travelling outside our community or health authority for vacation or recreation right now. Consider day trips only or staying overnight in a local campground or hotel. We have seen too many cases of people travelling outside their health authority region and not using their layers of protection, leading to outbreaks and clusters in their home community.”

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