Fraser Health opens COVID-19 immunization clinics to increase access to booster doses

To support our ongoing COVID-19 vaccination campaign, Fraser Health is expanding or reopening mass COVID-19 immunization clinics in our region to provide people with more opportunities to book appointments for booster doses.

January 7, 2022

SURREY – To support our ongoing COVID-19 vaccination campaign, Fraser Health is expanding or reopening mass COVID-19 immunization clinics in our region to provide people with more opportunities to book appointments for booster doses.

These clinics will support our current immunization plans as we work to provide booster doses to our communities over the coming months. The clinics complement our existing COVID-19 Testing and Immunization Centres located across our region, bringing the total number of sites offering immunization to 18.

Fraser Health is grateful for our partnerships with municipalities, business leaders, community organizations and Divisions of Family Practice for their support of these clinics.

The new or expanded clinics include:

  • Chilliwack Mall (now open Sunday to Thursday)
  • Cloverdale Recreation Centre (now open seven days a week)
  • Langley Events Centre (open on January 9, increasing to Tuesday to Saturday starting January 11)
  • Maple Ridge: Haney Place Mall (now open Sunday to Thursday, increasing to seven days a week starting January 9)
  • New Westminster: Anvil Centre (open January 8 to 23 and January 27 to 31)
  • South Surrey Recreation Centre (now open seven days a week)
  • Surrey North (now open seven days a week)

We are working on setting up additional sites in the Burnaby and Coquitlam areas, and will update our website with opening dates and hours of operation in the coming days.

With this new clinic capacity, across all of our sites, we expect to provide an average of 75,000 immunizations weekly by January 17, 2022, up from an average of 32,000 immunizations weekly in December 2021.

In addition, we expect pharmacies in our region to provide an average of 40,000 immunizations weekly by January 17, 2022, up from an average of 18,000 immunizations weekly in December 2021.

Fraser Health is committed to ensuring everyone who wants additional protection against COVID-19 has access to a booster dose. We will continue to look at opportunities for additional clinic locations so people can receive their booster dose quickly and close to home.

As we add immunization appointments daily to accommodate the demand we are seeing, we encourage people to check our website frequently and to expand their search radius when booking appointments for more options.

For a full listing of our current clinics and hours of operation, please visit: fraserhealth.ca/vax.

Beginning December 31, 2021, everyone 18 years and older will be invited to get a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine six months after they received their second dose.

Register with the Get Vaccinated provincial registration system to get an invitation by email, text message or phone call to book your appointment for a first, second, booster or third dose if eligible. You will be able to book your second dose approximately 56 days after your first dose.

You can receive a booster dose when you have received an invitation to book from the Provincial Get Vaccinated system, six months after the date of your second dose. You must be invited to book a booster dose appointment. Learn more about boosters and eligibility on the Government of B.C.’s website.

You can receive a third dose, if eligible, when you have received an invitation to book from the Provincial Get Vaccinated system.

Translation services are available to those who need them at the call centre and at our immunization clinics.

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