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COVID-19 vaccine appointments open Mar. 29 for general public in Burns Lake

Northern Health has started taking COVID-19 vaccination first dose appointments for all age groups in Burns Lake, Houston and Granisle.

In Burns Lake, all adults, 18 years and above were first able to book starting Mar. 25 however, the health authority soon updated that to Mar. 29. Burns Lake residents can now call their region’s vaccination appointment line to book an appointment for the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine starting Monday, Mar.29. The vaccination drive will start from Apr. 9 and will be held at the Burns Lake Curling rink at Lakeside Multiplex in Burns Lake.

Granisle had opened up vaccination bookings for all age groups on Mar. 15 and the vaccination clinics will run between Apr. 7 to Apr. 9 at the Granisle Seniors Centre according to Northern Health’s website.

To book an appointment, Burns Lake and Granisle residents will have to call their region’s booking line between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Residents will also be able to book for their family members.

For Houston, the vaccination appointment booking for general population started on Mar. 25. For those 18 years of age and above, are now eligible to receive the first dose of vaccine between Apr. 6 to Apr. 16 at the Coast Mountain College.

To book an appointment, Houston residents will need to call 1-866-481-2175 between 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.

It is yet unknown as to which vaccine will be given for the residents of these regions. The dates for the second dose are not yet announced either and will be told at the time of receiving the first dose.

As of today, a total of 610,671 total vaccines have been administered all across the province.

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Priyanka Ketkar
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