Port Coquitlam residents seeking a vaccine against COVID-19 closer to home have until tomorrow (Jan. 22) to do so.
The interim immunization clinic inside the Port Coquitlam Community Centre (PCCC) is accepting bookings between now and 4 p.m. on Saturday for first, second and booster doses for eligible people of all ages.
It's located at 2150 Wilson Ave.
Fraser Health explained to the Tri-City News in an earlier interview the temporary station acted as a transition for local residents while a larger clinic is under preparation at Poirier Forum.
That location is still scheduled to open Tuesday (Jan. 25), marking a near five-month return to the Coquitlam covered outdoor facility that served as a mass clinic during the spring and summer months last year.
It's set to be open for bookings seven days a week from 10:45 a.m. to 5:05 p.m. at 618 Poirier St.
The PoCo clinic has accommodated up to 400 people per day thanks to dedicated immunizers and volunteers.
According to the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC), Port Coquitlam's sub-region has a 90 per cent double-vaccination rate against COVID-19 among those aged 12 and up, and a 92 per cent first-dose average in the same age group.
As a whole, 33 per cent of eligible Tri-City residents 12 years and older have received a third dose of vaccine against COVID-19.
This includes 76 per cent among those above 70 years old and 54 per cent for 50 and up.
Meanwhile, 54 per cent of Tri-City kids ages of five and 11 have been vaccinated with their first dose against COVID-19.
You can visit the province's website for more information on its COVID-19 immunization plan.
For more information about the PCCC and it's amenities, you can visit the City of Port Coquitlam's website.
The Tri-Cities' current COVID-19 mass immunization clinic at Coquitlam Central SkyTrain station's park and ride overflow lot is also an option.
It's operating hours and entry instructions are as follows:
- 2900 Barnet Hwy.
- 9:45 a.m. to 8 p.m. = Monday to Friday
- 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. = Saturdays and Sundays
- Entrance off Mariner Way – east side of Rona. Proceed down the ramp and turn right
- The address will direct you to the main lot on the left but COVID-19 Services are located in the overflow lot to the right
- Do not cut through the Rona parking lot. Please follow the signs
- with a file from Mario Bartel, Tri-City News