A sign put up at the front of a same-day immunization clinic for truckers reads “first dose only”, however, those who went in last Wednesday got a second shot.
Sarah Siebert, the spokesperson for the clinic, said that whenever they are not busy, and someone comes in for a second jab and they are not busy, they are always happy to help them.
The clinic is based at the truck pull up section of Highway 91, northbound, between 64th avenue and highway 10. It will be open on Thursday.
A second dose is also being issued at the Fraser’s EASI as well as at their drop-in clinic in neighboring areas.
Dr. Madhu Jawanda, the co-founder of This is our shot campaign, said it is advertised as first dose only, but when a person gets there and has completed the recommended 8 weeks after the first dose, they will issue a second dose.
Fraser health informed local media that those who meet the requirements for a second dose can sign up on Fraser’s virtual waiting list. The clinics will notify them when there are shots left over for a second dose.
Jawanda added that this information should be available on the Clinic’s website.
An upgrade to the provincial immunization booing system will enable people to find a second dose quicker. People won’t have to cancel their appointments as they will have time to look around for places where they can find a second dose. Rather, if they choose to cancel their appointments, they will have the choice to reschedule or cancel.
With many more doses coming into B.C, those who booked their second jab appointment in late June can be attended to much earlier if they change their appointment dates.