Information sessions in Mandarin about the COVID-19 vaccine rollout in B.C. will start online on Saturday.
These are designed by Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) for seniors who live alone and don’t speak English and might be at a loss about the vaccine program.
The first information session in Mandarin will be held on March 27 at 2 p.m.
Richmondites can learn about the province’s immunization plan, including who should receive the COVID-19 vaccine, what kinds of vaccines are available in Canada, the safety and effectiveness of those vaccines and how to book an appointment.
Dr. Kendall Ho, an emergency physician at Vancouver General Hospital, will lead the sessions.
Ho hosted a similar session on March 20 for Cantonese-speaking audiences.
This event is made possible through a collaboration with Success, a Richmond-based immigrant settlement organization.
“VCH is pleased to partner with S.U.C.C.E.S.S. on their COVID-19 vaccine information sessions which will provide helpful details about the appointment booking and vaccination process, the COVID-19 vaccines, and to answer questions community members may have,” read a statement from VCH.
For more details about the upcoming information sessions, go to https://bit.ly/39gCVU7.