Several more remote communities on Vancouver Island have been scheduled to receive whole-of-community COVID-19 vaccination clinics in the coming weeks.
Among them, Tofino and Ucluelet will receive their vaccinations for people 18 years of age and older beginning Monday, April 12.
On northern Vancouver Island, Port McNeill, Port Alice and Port Hardy will also host clinics beginning April 12.
For the Southern Gulf Islands, clinics will begin on Mayne Island April 13, on Galiano Island April 20, on Pender Island April 28 and on Saturna Island April 29.
Whole community vaccine clinics are coming up for #Tofino and #Ucluelet. Residents 18yrs+ can call now for appointments (note that over Easter Weekend, call-in hours are reduced to 9am-5pm). Thank you @VanIslandHealth! pic.twitter.com/kCO1uI00sy
— Josie Osborne (@Josie_Osborne) April 1, 2021
Those in eligible communities can book appointments by calling 1-833-348-4787 from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily.
News of the clinics comes after a long weekend that saw concerning travel to island destinations, despite repeated warnings from the province’s top doctor Bonnie Henry not to do so.
“My feeling is that the province’s restrictions on indoor dining and the messaging about staying local are getting through certainly to a lot of people [but] not everybody,” said Dan Law, Tofino’s Mayor.
Find the complete list of whole-community vaccination clinics on Island Health’s website.