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After delivering more than 600,000 doses, vaccination clinic at the Vancouver Convention Centre winds down operations
VANCOUVER, B.C. – Thanks to the efficient delivery of B.C.'s booster campaign, many thousands of residents in the Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) region received COVID-19 vaccine at the immunization clinic at the Vancouver Convention Centre over the past month, and with lessening demand, the clinic will wind down operations after this Sunday, Feb. 20.
The downtown clinic first opened in March 2021, and during the five months of its initial operations, delivered more than 418,000 vaccinations. Since re-opening in January 2022 to support the province's COVID-19 booster campaign, the clinic has delivered more than 5,000 immunizations a day, for an estimated total of more than 600,000 vaccinations administered since the start of the COVID-19 vaccination campaign. We wish to thank our clinic staff for their hard work and dedication, as well as our partners, including BC Pavilion Corporation (PavCo), the Vancouver Convention Centre and Ceres Terminals Canada.
VCH continues to regularly monitor vaccination clinic operations, resources and demand, and to adjust our approach based on community needs. Resources from this clinic will be redirected to other healthcare services, including targeted outreach efforts in specific communities and to support other vaccination clinics.
All British Columbians aged five and older are eligible to receive COVID-19 vaccinations free of charge, and VCH remains committed to ensuring everyone who wants to get immunized has access to a primary series and a booster shot. Register to get vaccinated at www.getvaccinated.gov.bc.ca. For an up-to-date list of clinics in the VCH region, please visit: http://www.vch.ca/covid-19/covid-19-vaccine. COVID-19 vaccination information and resources can also be found on the BCCDC website.
Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is committed to delivering exceptional care for all 1.2 million people within the ancestral, traditional and unceded homelands of 14 First Nations. With more than 26,000 staff and medical staff, VCH is British Columbia’s hub of health-care innovation, research and academic excellence, providing specialized care to patients throughout the province. Learn more at vch.ca.