In a bid to drive up vaccination rates across the province, the B.C. government is offering walk-in COVID-19 doses at all of its clinics.
On Wednesday, Aug. 4, clinics will offer 20,000 doses to anyone 12 or over who still hasn’t received a first jab.
Anyone who was vaccinated before June 16 but has yet to receive a second dose is also welcome.
The B.C. Ministry of Health says people should bring a piece of photo ID to the clinic. If you're getting a second dose, you're encouraged to also bring your immunization record card.
Clinics will be offering either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine.
Not sure where to get your shot? Here's a map of 70 immunization clinics across B.C.
As of Friday, July 30, 81 per cent of eligible British Columbians over 12 years old had received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Another 64.9 per cent had received a second dose.
But vaccination rates have not rolled out equally in all regions of the province, and the walk-in campaign comes as the seven-day moving average of daily COVID-19 cases more than tripled over the last half of July.
On Thursday, new single-day cases climbed past 200 province-wide for the first time since early June.
New cases have been largely driven by spikes in the Interior Health region of B.C., prompting health officials to re-instated indoor mandatory masking in the Central Okanagan after a spike in cases raised fears of a fourth wave. The measures will last at least 14 days until cases go down and vaccination rates go up.
The province is expected to release updated case and vaccination numbers from the BC Day long weekend later Tuesday.