Some 30-year-old British Columbians were able to access a COVID vaccine April 27.
Fraser Health launched two last-minute vaccine drop-in clinics for people aged 30 and over and one for people aged 40 and over.
In a press release, Fraser Health said they opened three drop-in clinics, one in Cloverdale, one in Whalley, and one in Coquitlam.
People 30 years of age and older who live in “high-transmission neighbourhoods in the Fraser Health region” were able to get the AstraZeneca shot at the Cloverdale Rec. Centre and the Poirier Forum in Coquitlam. Both were open from 12:30 p.m– 7:00 p.m.
Those high-transmission neighbourhoods are: East Newton, Fleetwood, North Delta, North Surrey, Panorama, Port Coquitlam, South Langley Township, West Abbotsford, West Newton, and Whalley.
People from those neighbourhoods that were 40 years of age and older were able to visit a drop in clinic in Whalley from 12:30 p.m – 7:00 p.m.
Although Cloverdale does not have any high-transmission areas, the rec. centre is easily accessible from several of those neighbourhoods.
Eligible neighbourhoods were listed on a government of B.C. website. People were asked to enter their postal code online to see if their neighbourhood was included.
The drop-in clinics were located at the Cloverdale Recreation Centre (6188 176 Street), Poirier Forum in Coquitlam (618 Poirier Street), and Surrey North (10025 King George Boulevard).