The Province of British Columbia will launch an intensive effort to get the word and the jabs out on vaccinations, with Doctor Bonnie Henry and Doctor Penny Ballem outlining the plans for an August blitz to get anyone who wants to be vaccinated in a line at a range of vaccination opportunities.
The program which launched yesterday and set to last until the end of August with British Columbia vaccination teams to spread out across the province to attend community events, making use of vax vans and mobile clinics to get more people vaccinated with their first and second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
Health officials note that while registration and booking using the provincial Get Vaccinated system is still encouraged, these events will allow eligible people to walk-in and receive a vaccine without a scheduled 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 health-care 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. 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." -- Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer.