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VANCOUVER, B.C. – The Province is working with health authorities across B.C. to make it easy for residents to get vaccinated with the launch of Vax for BC.

Vax for BC is the next step in the Province’s campaign to help make getting vaccinated easier.

Beginning July 27th and lasting until the end of August, community events, vax vans, and mobile clinics will be happening in communities across the province to get more people vaccinated with their first and second dose.

Registration and booking through the Get Vaccinated system is still encouraged; these clinics will allow residents to get vaccinated without an appointment.

“The rollout of mass COVID-19 vaccinations for B.C. has been the effort of a lifetime, and this accomplishment is shared by every healthcare worker who has helped us stay safe, every front-line worker who has kept our communities going, and every person in B.C. who has chosen to be vaccinated – I am thankful to each and every one of you,” said Dr Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer.

“For those who have not yet been vaccinated, it is easier than ever to get your first or second dose. Join the millions of people in our province who have taken this step, not just for themselves, but for their larger community.”

Vax for BC will also have the first provincewide Walk-in Wednesday, which will take place on August 4th. Clinics across the province will reserve approximately 20,000 doses for walk-in vaccinations for anyone 12 years and older looking to get their first or second dose.

According to data from the BC Centre for Disease Control, less than five per cent of COVID-19 cases from June 15th to July 15th were among fully vaccinated people.

In the Northern Health Region, 84,573 or 32.5 per cent of residents are unvaccinated. For information on where to get immunized can be found on Northern Health’s website.

More than 6.5 million doses of a COVID-19 vaccine have been administered across the province.

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