Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Prince Rupert to receive staged community wide COVID-19 vaccination program starting March 15th

A community wide COVID-19 vaccination program will take place
this month at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre, as Northern Health looks
vaccinate all members of the community 18 and above

Northern Health has announced a community wide COVID-19 vaccination program for Prince Rupert, that as the region continues to see high rates of transmission and clusters of the coronavirus.

As we noted last night, Doctor Bonnie Henry British Columbia's Provincial Health Officer indicated some additional measures were on the way for the North Coast and today in a joint announcement it was made official.

“Prince Rupert has a high COVID-19 case rate and high positivity rate, that has not seen the improvements in recent weeks that are occurring elsewhere in the region. Quickly vaccinating the entire community is a great way to protect everyone in Prince Rupert, and keep them safe.” -- Dr. Jong Kim, Northern Health Chief Medical Health Officer.

The registration program will take part in a stages beginning Friday with Prince Rupert and Port Edward residents to be notified of a dedicated phone number to book the appointments, that number to be released soon.

As for the roll out of the program it will look as follows:

The clinic for residents of Prince Rupert and Port Edward will take place at the Jim Ciccone Civic Centre.

Health Authorities noted that they expect a large volume of calls during the registration period, and ask for patience and for residents to wait their turn.

The Prince Rupert-specific vaccine appointment call centre expects to have high call volumes, and we appreciate resident’s patience. 

If it’s not your turn yet, please do not call in to book an appointment.

Everyone who is eligible to book a vaccination appointment will be able to do so, and once you become eligible, you are always eligible.

More on today's announcement can be reviewed here.

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