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Pop-up vaccination sites for the Peace in the cards?

Potential pop-up poke locations are a hot topic among the troops at Northern Health, says Dr. Bonnie Henry.
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Pick up some fruit, some veggies, and some vaccine.

With vaccination rates in Northeast BC lower than provincial averages – vaccination sites could be popping up around the Peace this summer.

Potential pop-up poke locations are a hot topic among the troops at Northern Health, said Dr. Bonnie Henry to the Dawson Creek Mirror Tuesday.

“This was a discussion I had with colleagues in Northern Health today. People had good ideas of where a popup clinic would work in their community,” she said noting the idea of picking up fresh fruits and vegetables along with a vaccine has appeal.

“Going to the Saturday farmer's market and having a pop up there,” said Henry on Tuesday.

“If you have ideas, they are willing to work with you to see if we can put up a pop-up clinic in your community.”

During the conversation Health Minister Adrian Dix said proximity to Alberta was also a consideration.

“People who live in the northeast are just as vulnerable (living) right next door to Alberta as anywhere else, and we need people in that region to get vaccinated.”

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