Rocky Point Park is set to be the latest pop-up location for a COVID-19 immunization clinic.
The popular Port Moody summer hangout — located at 2800 Murray St. — will see Fraser Health workers administer vaccines on Saturday (July 17) to eligible residents who haven't received their first dose.
Those aged 12 years and older are invited to come to the park between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. to get jabbed, and there's some good news if the first needle already went into your shoulder eight weeks ago.
According to the authority, it's possible that some attendees may be able to receive their second dose, but only if there's enough vaccines to inoculate near the end of the day.
Walk-ins looking for a second dose will have their name placed on a virtual wait list and will receive a text to come back later.
"Those attending our immunization clinics are reminded to take precautions from the heat including wearing sunscreen, staying hydrated, and having something to eat and drink before their appointment," reads a release from Fraser Health as the weather forecast calls for a high of 22 C among a mix of sun and clouds.
"While it remains critical that we continue following public health orders and guidance, receiving COVID-19 vaccine helps put the COVID-19 pandemic behind us. It brings us one-step closer to reconnecting with the people we care about, returning to the activities we enjoy while protecting our health system and helping businesses in our community return to normal operations."
The Port Moody-Anmore-Belcarra region currently has an 84% immunization rate for eligible residents aged 12 and up who've received their first COVID-19 dose, according to the BC Centre for Disease Control.
OUTBREAK OVER IN PORT MOODY'S HOSPITAL
A second COVID-19 outbreak in under five months within Eagle Ridge Hospital is over.
Today (July 14), Fraser Health concluded its outbreak declaration in a medicine/PATH unit (Patient Assistance and Transition to Home), which saw two people die of complications from the virus.
A total of 13 cases were detected during the 23-day outbreak.
This number was updated to the Tri-City News after an initial nine infections were found when the outbreak alert was put in place June 21.
The previous COVID-19 outbreak for Eagle Ridge Hospital was declared March 1 and ended April 9.