Dentists to midwives being called to help in B.C.'s mass immunization clinics
Dentists, paramedics and midwives will be trained to administer vaccines as part of the province’s immunization strategy, says B.C.’s top doctor.
“We are very excited to be able to have the workforce that we are going to need over the next six months to ensure that we can get vaccine into as many people as wanted in this province as efficiently as possible,” said provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.
The plan to roll out COVID-19 immunization clinics in 172 sites across the province will be unveiled next week, she said.
“They will begin in the next few weeks and for people based on age,” Henry said.
The 80-plus age group will be vaccinated in a mix of mass clinics and targeted vaccinations and they will be contacted over the next few weeks. Mass clinics for the general population are scheduled to start on April 6 beginning with the 75-79 age group.
The mass clinics will take place in large venues such as schools and arenas. “This is going to be … at a scale that we’ve not done in …
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