|Northern Health staff members in Prince Rupert and around the|
Northwest are celebrating the strong turn out of residents for
first and second vaccination shots for COVID
(photo from Northern Health)
If you have already had your jabs, whether a first or both vaccinations for COVID, Northern Health is celebrating your help in bringing the impact of COVID down, noting of the success rate of the vaccination program with a story posted to their website.
In their notes, Northern Health outlines the impressive rates being realized in communities around the Northwest and other areas of the Northern Health Authority region, with Kitimat at 91% the most vaccinated community in the Northwest.
Prince Rupert and a number of other communities across the region have now passed by the 80% mark of communities that have at least seen one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine delivered .
In Northern BC, 71% of the population (12+) are now immunized with at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, and 61% are fully immunized.
While all of the clinics have seen successes, some communities are celebrating big.
In Kitimat, 91% of the eligible population have received at least one dose, and the over 80% club now includes: Haida Gwaii, Prince Rupert, Terrace, Nisga’a, Telegraph Creek, and McBride/Valemount.
The pace of those vaccinations should see an increase over the course of the next few weeks.
That as a response from the still unvaccinated to the provincial government's moves this week that will see British Columbians requiring a proof of vaccination to take part in many public activities.
In the Prince Rupert/Port Edward area, vaccination clinics take place every Friday from 9AM to 4PM at the Core Space located adjacent to the Northern Health Unit in the Ocean Centre.
To find out where clinics take place in your area see this vaccination clinic map.
For more Health related themes from across the Region see our archive page here.