The province said it anticipates the services will be in place by March 31, 2022.
“We want a conversation. This problem is getting worse. It’s not getting better,” said Mayor Ed Mayne during council’s Sept. 20 meeting.
One of the Vax Vans will set up at VIU’s Nanaimo campus from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sept. 7.
The outbreak was declared on Aug. 4 after three staff members tested positive — no residents contracted the virus, according to a media release from Island Health.
The mobile immunization clinic will be set up at the Mid-Island Co-Op Gas Bar (1401 Alberni Highway) from 1-6 p.m.
The Vax Van will visit Oceanside, Nanaimo, Port Alberni, the Comox Valley, Duncan, Cobble Hill, Campbell River, Langford and Sooke in the coming weeks.
Over 90 per cent of residents 70 and older have received at least one dose, in addition to 84 per cent of those age 50–69 and 71 per cent of residents 30–49, according to Island Health.
The health region said it continues to see increased patient volumes due to the record-breaking heat wave as Canada Day approaches — typically one of the busiest days for emergency room visits.
There are 13 active #COVID19 cases in the central Vancouver Island region.
There are 15 active #COVID19 cases in the central Vancouver Island region.

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