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Terrace administers its first COVID-19 vaccines


Three nurse immunizers stand behind two long-term care residents in wheelchairs.
(Front) Fern Enlow (95) and Chester Haizimsque (77) were the first two of 20 residents vaccinated at Terraceview Lodge. (Back): Nurse Immunizers: Kyrsten Thompson and Jamie Braid, Terrace Community Interprofessional Team leads; and Elizabeth (Bissy) Flynn, Primary Care Nurse.

Mills Memorial Hospital in Terrace has received its first shipment of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine, and held its first vaccination clinics for high risk health care workers and long-term care residents. A number of staff who work in acute care departments caring for COVID-19 patients were immunized on Saturday, as were 20 long-term care residents from Terraceview Lodge.

To see more photos of the first 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 vaccines are approved by Health Canada, 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.