Fort St. John Hospital has received its first shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, and held its first vaccination clinics for high risk health care workers today. A number of critical care staff and physicians who work in acute care departments caring for COVID-19 patients were immunized on Monday. Additional clinics are slated for later this month, as additional vaccine supply is received.
NH is also working in close collaboration with First Nations Health Authority on distribution of vaccine to rural and remote communities, particularly those that have experienced clusters or outbreaks of COVID-19.
To see more photos of the first Fort St. John vaccinations, visit the album on the Northern Health Facebook page.
Further vaccine information:
Northern Health is distributing the vaccine in accordance with the priority vaccine groups as recommended by the National Advisory Committee on Immunization, beginning with:
- High-risk health care workers
- Long-term care and assisted living residents
As more vaccine shipments arrive, more communities and more groups of people will receive the COVID-19 vaccine. We expect to be able to immunize all Northern BC residents who wish to have the vaccine, by the end of 2021.
All COVID-19 vaccines will be free to everyone in British Columbia.
For more information about the COVID-19 vaccines, vaccine research, priority populations, and the provincial rollout plan, visit the Government of British Columbia’s COVID-19 Vaccines website.