COVID-19 vaccination rates in some areas of Richmond have exceeded 90 per cent while cases of the virus have dropped four weeks running.
Ninety per cent of residents aged 12 and older living in City Centre and the East/West Cambie-Bridgeport area have received two doses of the vaccine, while this number trails by one percentage point in Steveston, according to data from the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC).
All areas of Richmond are well above 80 per cent vaccinated, while across the province 84.7 per cent of those 12 and older have received two doses of the COVID-19 vaccination.
The province has announced it will also be providing a third shot to all B.C. residents starting in January.
In the meantime, the BCCDC data showed there were only 29 new cases of COVID-19 in Richmond in the last reported weekly period, Oct. 17 to 23.
This has been dropping steadily for the past four weeks, with 33 cases reported last week, and 41 and 56 cases in the weeks prior.
A pop-up vaccination clinic will be held this Friday (Oct. 29) at Thompson Community Annex, 5151 Granville Ave. from 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Clinics also run regularly at River Rock Casino Theatre, 8811 River Rd., every day until at least Nov. 21 (closed only Nov. 11) from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.