Nearly 100 people were immunized on the first day of Quesnel’s drive-thru COVID-19 clinic. (Northern Health Photo)

Nearly 100 people were immunized on the first day of Quesnel’s drive-thru COVID-19 clinic. (Northern Health Photo)

Quesnel drive-thru vaccine clinic extended to June 18

The clinic at West Fraser Timber Park has been a success according to Northern Health

Drive-thru COVID-19 vaccine clinics in Quesnel are being extended.

First scheduled for June 10-12, the clinics at West Fraser Timber Park will now run until June 18.

The clinic will be open from 4 to 8 p.m. on June 14-18.

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An email from Northern Health notes the reason the clinic is being extended is because it has been so successful. A story shared on Northern Health’s website noted they immunized nearly 100 people on the first day of the clinic.

“People were very thrilled to receive their vaccination so conveniently and most were grinning and waving as they drove away,” Primary Care Clinic coordinator Robin Barker said. “It was also gratifying to see the numbers of young adults and youth as young as 12 that came through. Job well done, everyone.” 

The clinics will only deliver first doses of the vaccine, and while registration is recommended, it is not required.

Residents can register at www.getvaccinated.gov.bc.ca/s.

All residents over the age of 12 are eligible to be vaccinated. According to public health data, 57 per cent of residents 12+ have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. Of those over 50-years-old living in Quesnel, 73 per cent have received their first dose.

Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s chief provincial health officer announced on June 11 over 73 per cent of eligible residents have received one dose of the vaccine.

According to Northern Health’s website, second doses should be given around 8 weeks after receiving the first dose.

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