IH Offers Local Immunization Clinics, BC Mandates Care Home Vaccines

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Interior Health says COVID-19 immunization clinics are available across the Kootenay Boundary for anyone without their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, or anyone who had their first dose more than 28 days ago.

Today, August 13th, clinics can be found at Rossland's Harry Lefevre Square from 10AM to 2PM, Finley's in Nelson from 5PM to 8PM and Selkirk Collage in Nakusp from 10AM to 2PM.

Pop-up clinics tomorrow, August 14th, hit Selkirk in Nakusp again, Trail's Incredible Farmers Market and the Christina Lake Icecreamery all from 10AM to 2PM.

Next week you can get your jabs at Beaverdell Community Hall, the Fruitvale Pole Yard, Gyro Park Gazeebo in Trail and more.

Clinics are drop-in but you can also register to book ahead if you prefer.

Click here for the full list of Kootenay Boundary clinics including any ongoing sites.

A surge in cases, largely for the Delta variant, is seeing mandatory vaccine requirements implemented for all staff and volunteers at long-term care and assisted living sites across BC.

Doctor Bonnie Henry says those who haven't yet had their shots must wear masks, additional protective gear and be tested regularly in the meantime, with all staff, volunteers and personal service providers expected to be vaccinated by October 12th.