(Island Health)

After the good news that Island Health reported zero new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the health authority has also announced that they are allowing those who have not received their first vaccine to walk in and get their initial dose.

While the province is ramping up its second-dose vaccinations, select clinics are welcoming walk-ins for those who haven’t received their first-dose.

See also: BC health officials report 109 new cases of COVID-19 on Friday, June 18th

In the Greater Victoria area, three vaccination centres will be open throughout the week for walk-in first doses.

  • The Victoria Conference Centre will be open from Monday to Friday between 8:30 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. excluding 12 to 12:30 p.m.;
  • The Victoria Native Friendship Center will be open between 9 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. excluding 12 p.m. to 1 p.m.;
  • And the Archie Browning Sports Centre in Esquimalt will be open Monday to Thursday between 9 a.m. and 6:30 p.m., and Friday to Sunday 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m, excluding 12 p.m. to 12:30 p.m.

As of this publication, 584,737 Vancouver Island residents have received their first dose, and 121,355 have received their second dose in a population of over 870,000 on the Island.

Approximately 8 weeks after your first dose, you will get an invitation by text, email or phone call to book your second dose appointment.

Booking invitations are sent from the Get Vaccinated provincial registration system which you must be registered on to receive the text or email.

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