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Drop-in first dose COVID-19 vaccine clinics for Richmond seniors

By Richmond Sentinel

Published 1:39 PDT, Thu June 17, 2021

Richmond seniors age 65-plus can get their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine at drop-in clinics this Friday and next week.

As part of B.C.’s COVID-19 immunization plan, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) and the City of Richmond have partnered to host these clinics for seniors and their caregivers.

The clinics will take place on two Fridays, June 18 and 25, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at the seniors centre at the Minoru Centre for Active Living (7191 Granville Ave.). Appointments will be on a first come, first served basis.

The site is accessible and onsite help including translation services will be available if needed.

Enhanced safety measures and protocols are in place at all VCH 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.

Appointments for second doses, as well as for residents 18 and over (born in 2003 or earlier) are available through the provincial online platform or call centre after residents register for a COVID-19 vaccine at www.gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated.   

For those with transportation or mobility challenges, VCH is working with community groups, housing societies and transportation providers (TransLinkHandyDART and BC Transit) to assist getting to and from a COVID-19 vaccination clinic. Requests for transportation support must be made at least three days in advance of your vaccination appointment. To request transportation support, visit: http://www.vch.ca/vaccinationtransportation.

For more information, visit https://gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated.

 

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