VCH brings COVID-19 vaccine to summer fun spots this July
METRO VANCOUVER, B.C. – While the importance of immunization against COVID-19 is widely known, it can be hard to take a break from fun in the sun to travel to a vaccination clinic. That’s why this month, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) is taking the vaccine to them at easily accessible clinics that meet people where they are, out enjoying the summer.
Trout Lake Farmer's Market
This Saturday, VCH is holding a drop-in vaccination clinic in Trout Lake Park — a popular destination for families and young people, and site of the must-do Trout Lake Farmer’s Market on Saturdays. First doses will be prioritized for anyone 12 and older, and if there is capacity at the clinic, second doses will also be available for those who received their first dose at least seven weeks ago.
Trout Lake Park COVID-19 Immunization Clinic
13th Ave. & Lakewood Dr., Vancouver
Saturday, July 17: 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
The Shipyards District
Next week, from July 19 – 23, we’re heading to the North Shore and The Shipyards District, a hot spot among young adults and families who may be looking for additional opportunities to get their COVID-19 vaccination. First-dose vaccinations will be offered to people aged 12 and older at the Pipe Shop at The Shipyards. If there is capacity at the clinic, second doses will also be available for those who received their first dose at least seven weeks ago.
The Pipe Shop Immunization Clinic
115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver
Monday, July 19: 10:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Tuesday, July 20: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Wednesday, July 21: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Thursday, July 22: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Friday, July 23: 8 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Enhanced safety measures and protocols are in place at all Vancouver Coastal Health COVID-19 vaccination clinics. Visitors are reminded to wear a short-sleeve shirt as the vaccine will be delivered to the upper arm. Everyone receiving a vaccine will be monitored for 15 minutes following their appointment.
Those attending summer immunization clinics are reminded to take precautions from the heat including wearing sunscreen, staying hydrated, and having something to eat and drink before your vaccination.
If you would prefer to book an appointment at a VCH vaccination clinic, visit www.gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated.
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.