Island residents can get COVID-19 vaccine first doses without an appointment

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People 18 years and older can now get their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine at an Island Health mass immunization clinic without an appointment.

With vaccine supply increasing, Island Health is able to provide a limited number of walk-in appointments each day at mass immunization clinics and expand the number of appointments available for booking. 

The availability of walk-in appointments will depend on the daily vaccine supply available at each clinic, Island Health said. Residents can also register and book an appointment through the provincial Get Vaccinated system. 

People in need of a second dose must book an appointment through the provincial Get Vaccinated booking system.

Youth age 12–17 can book an appointment for first dose immunization or accompany a sibling or adult to their scheduled appointment.

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