Do you live in a high-transmission neighbourhood?
The B.C. government is prioritizing the administration of vaccines in high-transmission areas in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the wake of surging cases.
Some hospitals in the Fraser Health Authority are already operating at capacity, while others are quickly filling up. In order to protect more people and keep hospitals working, the Province has started giving the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to people age 30 and older in high-transmission areas. "Prioritizing neighbourhoods based on COVID-19 cases, outbreaks and hospitalizations will protect more people."
Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization recommended last week that the vaccine may be offered to people 30 and up who don't want to wait for an approved mRNA vaccine, and if certain other conditions are met.
Yesterday, Fraser Health announced that people 40 years of age and older who live in COVID-19 high-transmission neighbourhoods could visit drop-in clinics with no appointment. Additionally, the health authority said people 30 years of age and older who live in the ten high-transmission neighbourhoods in the Fraser Health region could also receive the vaccine.
If you live in a high-transmission neighbourhood, learn more about today’s drop in clinics here: https://t.co/VJcLzsgoaH We are asking all eligible people to get vaccinated and do not delay. pic.twitter.com/lHaSjmbkVu— Fraser Health (@Fraserhealth) April 27, 2021
Check if you live in a high-transmission neighbourhood
High-transmission neighbourhoods are located in 16 communities across B.C.
- East Newton
- North Delta
- North Surrey
- Port Coquitlam
- South Langley Township
- West Abbotsford
- West Newton
Vancouver Coastal Health
- Britannia Beach
- Pinecrest Estates
- Dawson Creek (Born in 1966 or earlier, 55+)
With files from the Canadian Press.