WITH more than 90 per cent of eligible people 12 years and older across its region having received at least two doses of COVID-19 vaccine, Fraser Health is ramping down its large clinics to match demand.
Its remaining COVID-19 clinics, along with 390 pharmacies across its region registered to administer COVID-19 vaccine to people aged 12 and over, will ensure sufficient capacity moving ahead, Fraser Health said on Thursday.
In addition to COVID-19 vaccine, some of its remaining clinics will offer childhood immunizations. Fraser Health said it is providing an easy opportunity for children and youth to get up-to-date on immunizations such as the Tdap-IPV vaccine, which protects against tetanus diphtheria, whooping cough and polio, and the MMRV vaccine, which protects against measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox.
Parents can view the list of immunization clinics that will offer childhood and school-aged immunizations and book an appointment at Fraserhealth.ca/Childhoodimms.
These clinics are recommended for children four months of age or older. For children under four months old, book appointments with your family physician, nurse practitioner or local Public Health unit, said Fraser Health.
For updated information on the current COVID-19 immunization clinics, including hours of operation, visit www.fraserhealth.ca/vax.
Anyone five years of age and older is eligible for the COVID-19 vaccine and may register on the Get Vaccinated provincial system to be notified of when to book an appointment.