While Omicron spreads, B.C. vaccine clinics are closing for the holidays – CBC

For many, the hope of a third dose will have to wait until the new year

Dec 17, 2021

While the Omicron variant rapidly spreads, community vaccine clinics across British Columbia are closing for the holidays — some for as long as two weeks.

In Prince George, the northern city’s only vaccine clinic for adults will be closed from Dec. 20 to Jan. 4.

The same goes for clinics in Prince Rupert and Terrace in the northwest, while those in Fort St. John and Dawson Creek in the northeast are closed from Dec. 22 to Jan. 3.

In the Interior, there are no clinics scheduled in Kamloops from Dec. 22 to Jan. 2, while Vancouver has no clinics open from Dec. 24 to 28.

Meanwhile, many British Columbians are anxiously waiting for their opportunity to book an appointment for a third shot, as growing research indicates the threat posed by the Omicron variant even to those fully vaccinated.

Read more: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/british-columbia-vaccine-clinics-closing-omicron-1.6289243

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