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Squamish residents 40 years of age and older eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination

21/04/2021

Vancouver, BC – As part of the B.C. COVID-19 Immunization Plan for priority neighbourhoods, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) will offer targeted vaccinations to people 40 years of age and older  who reside in Squamish. Based on recent data, Squamish was identified as a high-priority community and this program will provide additional protection from serious illness and hospitalization for those aged 40 and older in these communities. 

Squamish residents 40 years of age and older (born in 1981 or earlier) are encouraged to register and book their appointment through the provincial online platform or call centre (1-833-838-2323). Further information can be found at: gov.bc.ca/neighbourhoodplan 

Provincial registration for a COVID-19 vaccine continues for those born in 1991 or earlier (age 30 years of age and older). People born in 1958 or earlier (63 years of age and older), Indigenous people born in 2003 or earlier (18 years of age and older) and people who are clinically extremely vulnerable are currently being invited to book an appointment to be vaccinated as part of B.C.'s Immunization Plan. Information on how to register for an appointment can be found here. 

Please check your scheduled appointment date, time and location; arrive on time for your appointment and avoid arriving early. Wear a short-sleeve shirt as the vaccine will be delivered to your upper arm. You will be monitored after receiving your vaccine for 15 minutes.  

Vancouver Coastal Health is responsible for the delivery of $4.1 billion in community, hospital and long-term care to more than one million people in communities including Richmond, Vancouver, the North Shore, Sunshine Coast, Sea to Sky corridor, Powell River, Bella Bella and Bella Coola. VCH also provides specialized care and services for people throughout B.C., and is the province's hub of health-care education and research.          

Contact

Celso Pereira

Public Affairs Leader

Vancouver Coastal Health


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