Vancouver, B.C. – To best address our region's vaccination priorities, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is expanding the vaccination capacity at its Vancouver Community College site to support the ongoing delivery of COVID-19 vaccinations to residents in our region.
Since the start of BC's immunization plan, the Vancouver Community College site has delivered over 46,000 vaccines to residents and will continue to play a pivotal role in our efforts to vaccinate residents as safely and efficiently as possible.
Starting June 21, Vancouver Community College will have the capacity to deliver 1,200 COVID-19 vaccinations per day, as VCH continues to support residents with receiving their first and second dose vaccinations. The clinic will run from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., seven days a week.
To support this transition, COVID-19 testing services will no longer be provided at Vancouver Community College, effective June 19. Both the clinic space and resources will be redirected to prioritize the delivery of vaccines to residents. As COVID-19 cases continue to decline across the VCH region, the volume of COVID-19 tests conducted at Vancouver Community College has dropped dramatically, from an average of over 360 tests per day in November 2020 to nearly 150 tests per day in June 2021.
VCH residents who require testing services are encouraged to attend one of four other test collection centres in Vancouver. VCH is committed to ensuring anyone who requires testing for COVID-19 has access to treatment and care. Residents who have questions about whether they should access testing are advised to complete the BC COVID-19 Self-Assessment Tool and to access testing services if they are advised to do so.
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) 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.
Communications Leader, Public Health
Vancouver Coastal Health