FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The COVID-19 drive-thru clinic returns to Fort St. John tonight and will be running from Friday to Monday for the rest of the month.

The clinic has a new location at the Old Fort Road across from the new Canadian Tire instead of the North Peace Arena parking lot.

The clinic will be open Fridays and Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Sundays and Mondays from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. for the rest of the month.

The Province announced its Vax for BC campaign last month, aiming to provide B.C. residents with more opportunities to get their first and second COVID-19 vaccine dose. As a result, A variety of clinics have been popping up in the Peace region over the past couple of weeks.

According to the BC CDC vaccine coverage map, around 55 per cent of residents 12 and older in northeast B.C. have received their first dose, and around 45 per cent for the second dose.

The vaccine rate for adults in the northeast is around 57 per cent for the first dose and 47 per cent for the second dose. The vaccine rate for northeast B.C. residents aged 50 and older is around 70 per cent for the first dose and around 63 per cent for the second dose.

In the Northern Health region, 311,383 vaccine doses have been administered, and 7.1 million doses across the province.