Most current vaccination clinics will be shut down in September after Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) started recording a significant drop in attendance.
However, Richmond’s River Rock Theatre, the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver and the ICBC Test Collection Site in North Vancouver will remain open for vaccinations after Sept. 1.
Eligible residents can attend these mass clinics by dropping in during operation hours or booking an appointment through the BC Get Vaccinated registration system.
The closures are intended to ensure all resources are allocated effectively, according to a VCH media release.
“Resources from transitioning clinics will be redirected to support targeted outreach efforts in specific communities, where vaccine uptake has been slower or there is need for additional capacity,” read the press release.
The new “targeted” vaccination sites will open on an as-needed basis and published on the VCH’s website.
VCH has provided more than 1.7 million doses of vaccine to residents across the region during its immunization campaign.