Starting this week, the health department will launch urban mobile immunization clinics that it says are geared towards widening its issuance of the first dose.
Health officials said the program will be founded on their previous success with mobile immunization units they used to reach rural communities.
CEO and Health President Susan Brown noted that they are building on their previous experience with mobile units to run the urban clinics.
The mobile clinics will move around the target areas and no one will be required to set up an appointment in advance for them to be immunized.
The urban units will target Kelowna, Kamloops, and West Kelowna. Other areas include Salmon Arm, Penticton, and Vernon. These areas will offer first jabs to persons aged at least 12 years; this is according to the health department.
The first of the mobile clinics will begin operation at the Kelowna Secondary School this Tuesday and will be in service between 1 pm and 7:30 pm each day through to Thursday.