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Drop in COVID-19 vaccine clinic for all doses held in Smithers

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Northern Health says a COVID-19 drop in clinic will be held this week.

According to the health authority, this includes all doses including booster doses of a vaccine.

The clinic will be held from January 11 until January 14 from 7 a.m. until 3:45 p.m at the Dze L’Kant Friendship Hall and Cultural Centre on Third Avenue.

Anyone five and older are being encouraged to attend.

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So far, this week is the only week where it is hosting drop in’s that include the booster doses.

As for vaccination rates in the community Smithers Town Centre has a higher vaccination rate than Smithers rural.

For first doses 87% of the population of the town centre has received a first dose compared to 77% in Smithers rural.

83% of the population have had two doses in the town centre and 21% have had their booster shot.

Meanwhile, for Smithers Rural, 72% have had both doses of a vaccine with 19% having their booster dose.

Information on upcoming clinics can be found on Northern Health’s website.

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