Lorri Weseen gives a shot of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to William Lindstrom. Lindstrom was the first person immunized at the new clinic inside Arena 2 in Quesnel. Appointments are now being booked for everyone age 30+ and Indigenous people age 18+. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

Lorri Weseen gives a shot of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine to William Lindstrom. Lindstrom was the first person immunized at the new clinic inside Arena 2 in Quesnel. Appointments are now being booked for everyone age 30+ and Indigenous people age 18+. (Cassidy Dankochik Photo - Quesnel Cariboo Observer)

COVID-19 vaccination appointments beginning for Quesnel and area residents 30+

Northern Health vaccine clinics continuing at Arena 2 Teusday to Saturday

Anyone 30 years or older in Quesnel and area can now book an appointment to receive their COVID-19 shot.

Vaccination clinics at Arena 2 continue to run regularly from Tuesday to Saturday, said Northern Health (NH).

Individuals must register first, after which they will receive a text, email or phone call from the B.C. Government to book an appointment.

As of Friday, May 7, at least 45 per cent of eligible British Columbians have received at least one of two doses.

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According to Northern Health, the Quesnel Health Region includes Wells, Barkerville, Bowron, Nazko, Wells, Barlow Creek, Kersley, Bouchie Lake and Moose Heights.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix said the age-based eligibility would continue to decrease in the coming days.

“We are also expanding our worker program to many more workplaces, reducing the potential barrier for outbreaks and clusters with front-line workers,” Henry and Dix stated in a joint news release.

In most of the province only those 40 years and older are eligible to receive a vaccination.

The B.C. Government noted appointments at most pharmacies are full for people born in 1991 or earlier to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Participating pharmacies in Quesnel include Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart and Extra Foods.

In the Northern Health region, more than 102,000 doses have been administered at NH clinics.

Read More: Canada to get 2 million Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine doses as provinces expand rollouts


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