Starting today, some community members can begin to call and book their COVID-19 vaccine appointment at one of more than 30 vaccine clinic locations across the North. In Northern Health, Seniors 90+ and Indigenous peoples aged 65+ can start calling March 8; seniors 80+ can start calling March 10 in most communities. Note there is some variation for some communities – please visit the Northern Health vaccine webpage to see what age groups are eligible to call and book in each community.
The Northern call centre is open as of today, Monday March 8, for seniors aged 90 and older, Indigenous peoples aged 65 and older. The call centre will operate 7 am to 7 pm PST, seven days a week, and clinic locations will be confirmed at the time of booking.
“Our Phase 2 clinics include venues in more than 30 northern BC communities; ranging from local health care facilities, to schools and local colleges, and conference and event centres,” said NH CEO Cathy Ulrich. “We want to thank each and every community for their help in allowing use of their venues in the planned COVID-19 vaccine rollout.”
Vaccine appointment call centres expect to have high call volumes in the coming days and weeks. If it’s not your turn yet, please do not call in to book an appointment. Everyone who is eligible to book a vaccination appointment will be able to do so, and nobody will miss the chance to the get the vaccine when a new phase starts. Once you become eligible, you are always eligible.
Northern Health also encourages reaching out to family, friends and neighbours to see if they need help booking an appointment. For more information, what you should have ready, and step-by-step instructions on how to call to book an appointment for yourself, for a family member, for a friend or neighbour, please visit the BC Seniors First website.