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Ashcroft Hospital hosts weekly vaccine clinics for all ages – Ashcroft Cash Creek Journal

Interior Health is expanding COVID-19 vaccination clinic capacity across the region so that more people can get their booster doses as soon as possible. Anyone 12 years of age and older who needs their first or second dose can come to any clinic—no registration or appointment required—while for anyone eligible for a booster shot, a further five Appointments are required for children from the age of 11.

The clinic at Ashcroft Hospital & Health Site is open on January 20, 26 and 27 and February 2, 9, 16 and 23 for children ages five to 11 and anyone eligible for their booster shot. They are also available for walk-in appointments for anyone who needs their first or second dose.

On 20th and 27th January the clinics are open from 9:05 am to 11:45 am, all other clinics are open from 9 am to 3:30 pm (closed from noon to 1 pm).

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Everyone aged 18+ will receive an invitation to book their appointment for a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine approximately six months after the date of their second dose.

As of January 13, women who are pregnant can book a COVID-19 booster vaccine if it has been at least eight weeks since they received their second dose. Although it is recommended that people get a booster six months after their second dose to ensure long-lasting protection, it is important for pregnant women to do so to ensure optimal protection for them and their baby. Get their boosters during pregnancy.

To book an appointment, pregnant women can call the call center and self-identify as pregnant. COVID-19 vaccines are safe to receive at any time of pregnancy.

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“Getting a COVID-19 booster dose is a safe and effective way to protect yourself and your community from COVID-19,” says Dr. Sue Pollock, interim chief medical health officer for Internal Health. “With increased COVID-19 activity throughout the interior, getting your booster dose is an important step you can take to reduce the risk of hospitalization and preserve capacity in the health care system.”

For a complete list of Interior Health Vaccine Clinics and more information about getting booster doses, first and second doses, and vaccines for children ages five to 11, visit https://bit.ly/3zeS6Jv.

For information about how to book a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, visit www.getvaccinated.gov.bc.ca or call 1-833-838-2323.


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