You may have noticed that some areas seem to be getting “priority” in terms of vaccination clinics and availability. Well there is a reason for that.
The B.C. Government has been prioritizing the administration of vaccines in high-transmission or high-risk areas in an effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 seen by the rise in cases in specific neighbourhoods.
There are currently 10 Fraser Health neighbourhoods listed as high-transmission areas.
Fraser Health High-Transmission Spots:
- East Newton
- North Delta
- North Surrey
- Port Coquitlam
- South Langley Township
- West Abbotsford
- West Newton
If you live in one of these areas, it’s recommended by B.C. Government to get vaccinations, if you are not in this area, it’s recommended to avoid these spots.
— Fraser Health (@Fraserhealth) April 28, 2021
Some hospitals in the Fraser Health Authority are at capacity with others feeling the strain of it filling up. As a result, B.C. Government has allowed the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to people aged 30+ in these high-transmission areas.
Fraser Health first announced that people aged 40+, in these high-transmission spots, can visit some clinics without an appointment. Several “pop-up” clinics have bee showing up in these areas.
They have now added that people 30+ in the 10 high-transmission neighbourhoods can also receive the vaccine.
For more information visit the B.C. Government website.
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