Island Health will lease the Parksville Community Centre (PCC) as a COVID-19 immunization site starting near the end of November, according to a release from the city.
The centre will be used for booster shots and vaccinations for children. The health authority said the site could be operated into June 2022.
While Island Health is using the PCC, renovations will be completed to accommodate the new child and family centre, according to the city. The Parksville Child and Family Centre will provide 91 new daycare spaces, programs for different age groups, family supports, outdoor recreation space and buses to facilitate daycare activities.
It is scheduled to open for programs in summer 2022 with the childcare spaces opening in September, along with community access to the centre, the city said.
The clinic will require access to onsite loading and parking space, with designated parking at the PCC to accommodate public use of the clinic. Additional accessible parking has been added to the east side of the building and parking for Island Health and the Parksville Civic and Technology Centre staff has been designated, according to the city.
Due to the expected high volume of vehicles and pedestrians using the building, no other public parking can be accommodated while the clinic is active.