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Vancouver Community College hosts COVID-19 vaccination clinic alongside testing site

Posted on March 25, 2021

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In continued support of our province’s COVID-19 recovery efforts, Vancouver Community College (VCC) is pleased to offer space for Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) to host vaccination clinics during Phase 2 of B.C.’s Immunization Plan.

VCC’s COVID-19 vaccination clinic is located alongside the current outdoor COVID-19 test collection site at the Broadway campus (Impark Lot #865, 7th Ave. E at Glen Dr.).

According to Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, these kinds of opportunities to ramp up B.C.’s immunization programs will likely lead to a careful return of some activities that have suspended, such as small social gatherings and kids’ camps. As was also announced recently, B.C. colleges and universities are to begin preparing for a full return to on-campus learning in Fall 2021.

Who is eligible to get immunized?

During the current phase of B.C.’s Immunization Plan, the province plans to immunize approximately 400,000 people from March to mid-April 2021.

Information on who is eligible and when to book a vaccine is available at gov.bc.ca/covid-19

Eligible seniors and Indigenous peoples are now invited to call VCH’s appointment booking phone line at 1.877.587.5767.

VCH is appealing to family members, friends, neighbours, and social services agencies to help reach eligible seniors in the community.

Please only call the VCH appointment line if you are eligible to book your vaccination now.

COVID-19 testing

Although immunizations have begun, please remember that COVID-19 is still a threat to our community, and we must continue to follow all active PHO orders and restrictions.

Anyone in the VCH region with cold, influenza, or COVID-19-like symptoms, however mild, can be tested for COVID-19. Use the B.C. COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool or call 8-1-1 to see if you need to be tested. Locate a test collection centre or get more information via the BC Centre for Disease Control website.