(Island Health's Vax Van)

Island Health is going on tour!

Beginning today, Island Health is bringing a custom “Vax Van” to popular parks, beaches, shopping destinations, and events across Vancouver Island.

The Vax Van will provide first-dose COVID-19 vaccines to ensure eligible individuals have the opportunity to receive their first dose — no appointment required.

This week, the Vax Van will visit Port Alberni, Oceanside, Comox and Campbell River, as well as Sooke and Langford.

Island Health will post a detailed schedule on their website and ensure they publicize visits to local destinations.

While an appointment isn’t required, Island Health says you can save time by registering in advance here.

Here’s the first stops on the Vax Van tour:

(Island Health)

For those that want their vaccination sooner, Island Health is offering first dose walk-in immunizations at community clinics for anyone 12 years and older.

See also: These three clinics in Victoria are offering walk-in first doses of the COVID-19 vaccine

Those looking for a second dose of vaccine are advised to make an appointment at their nearest mass immunization clinic.

Last week, Island Health announced that over one million doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been distributed on Vancouver Island in a population of 846,278.

Island Health also reported that 48% of people 12 and over are fully vaccinated with two doses.

As of yesterday, 80.1% of eligible people 12 and older in BC have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 55.6% have received their second dose.

In addition, 81.1% of all eligible adults in BC have received their first dose and 59.0% have received their second dose.

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