Vaccinations have now moved to local pharmacies in the Peace region for people aged 12 and older as pharmacies begin to play a bigger role in the province’s ongoing immunization campaign.
BC Pharmacies will now be the primary option for vaccinations in the north for people 12 and older, and 12 northern communities are now offering both the Moderna and Pfizer vaccines, according to Northern Health. Eventually, pharmacies will offer the Novavax vaccine once available in the province.
Northern Health says some municipalities have COVID-19 vaccine clinics still available for children aged five to 11 because pharmacies aren’t offering immunizations for that age group yet.
Vaccine clinics will still be available in communities where local pharmacies aren’t offering COVID-19 immunizations, said the health authority.
Eryn Collins, a spokesperson with Northern Health, believes the province’s goal has always been to eventually have vaccinations move primarily to pharmacies similar to flu shots.
For information on COVID-19 immunization clinics, head to Northern Health’s website.
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