Vaccination clinics are set to run from April 30 to May 1, May 3 to May 8 and May 10 to May 14 at the Nechako Senior Friendship Centre in Vanderhoof. (File photo)

Vaccination clinics are set to run from April 30 to May 1, May 3 to May 8 and May 10 to May 14 at the Nechako Senior Friendship Centre in Vanderhoof. (File photo)

Vanderhoof mayor encourages residents to register for local vaccination clinic

Clinics to take place April 30 to May 1, May 3 to May 8 and May 10 to May 14

Vanderhoof mayor Gerry Thiessen took to social media Thursday, April 29 to remind residents to register for the vaccination clinics being set up in the community starting April 30.

“We will see Vanderhoof receive mass vaccination starting tomorrow at the friendship Centre. You must register first, we need to get to herd immunity,” Thiessen posted.

Anyone 18 and older in the Vanderhoof area can now register to receive their COVID-19 shot. Vaccination clinics are set to run from April 30 to May 1, May 3 to May 8 and May 10 to May 14 at the Nechako Senior Friendship Centre in Vanderhoof.

Once registered through the province’s Get Vaccinated program, residents will receive a text or phone call when it is time to book their vaccine appointment, Northern Health (NH) said.

We will see Vanderhoof receive mass vaccination starting tomorrow at the friendship Centre. You must register first, we need to get to herd immunity..

Posted by Vanderhoof Mayor Gerry Thiessen on Thursday, April 29, 2021

“We’re aware some people may call other points of contact, and where able they may be able to assist with booking an appointment,” said a NH spokesperson.

“But we are asking that they follow the website instructions.”

No walk-ins will be available at the clinics in which residents are required to pre-book their appointment in order for NH to manage flow and maintain COVID measures.

The Vanderhoof area includes Saik’uz First Nation.

At this time NH is using only the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines at their clinics, the spokesperson said.


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