Island Health has released more information on how to get your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine in the North Island.
Because the North Island communities are typically small and remote, the entire adult population age 18+ will be invited to participate in a vaccine clinic at a future date that will be determined.
However, all seniors 80 years of age and older (born 1941 or earlier), Indigenous seniors 65 years of age and older (born in 1956 or earlier) and Indigenous Elders are encouraged to book now for a special series of clinics being hosted for them this week.
Call the Island Health COVID-19 immunization booking phone line 1-833-348-4787 between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m, seven days a week and a booking agent will let you know when and where your clinic will take place. You may also ask a friend or relative to book this on your behalf.
You will be asked for your full name, date of birth, postal code, your personal health number and a phone number that you can receive text messages on, or an email address that you or your family check often, in case we need to send you important information.
These seniors-only clinics are set as follows:
- Port Hardy: March 15 and 17
- Port McNeill: March 16
- Sointula: March 18
- Port Alice: March 19
More information will be coming in the days and weeks ahead for the smaller communities not currently listed. If where you live isn’t listed, make sure you still phone the call centre when it’s your turn based on age group.