COVID-19 vaccine drop-in clinic for Fort St. John kids takes place Wednesday

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A drop-in immunization clinic for Fort St. John kids aged five to 11 is taking place on …

FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – A drop-in immunization clinic for Fort St. John kids aged five to 11 is taking place on Wednesday.

The clinic will be available for all ages at the Fort St. John Health Unit on December 1st, from 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.

A second clinic is scheduled for December 21st, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the health unit and is available, strictly, for children ages five to 11.

The vaccine became accessible to children in B.C. clinics on Monday.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said last week that about 350,000 children are eligible to receive the modified dose of the Health Canada-approved Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.

Health Canada approved the pediatric shot for use in Canada after an independent scientific review confirmed the first vaccine formulated for younger children is safe and effective.

Henry says the same vaccine has been administered to more than three million children in the United States, and there have been no “safety signals” as a result.

Dr. Penny Ballem, the executive lead for B.C.’s vaccination drive, has said she expects the full children’s immunization effort, including second doses, to conclude by the end of January.

Vaccine rates in the Peace continue to climb. As of November 23rd, Fort St. John has a 79 per cent vaccine rate for the first dose and 70 per cent for the second.

Do you have a news tip or a story idea?

Send it our way!

Get the News in Your Inbox Daily!

Powered by:

This site uses cookies to provide you with a great user experience. By continuing to use this website, you consent to the use of cookies in accordance with our privacy policy.

Scroll to Top