The monitoring of, and response to, COVID-19 is being led by Local, Provincial and Federal Health Authorities (not local government). It is important to make sure we rely on facts and have strong sources of information in our arsenal.
The Provincial State of Emergency remains in effect and the response to the COVID-19 pandemic is being led by the Province.
Regional & Provincial Stats (as of 4pm, June 24, 2021)
Vaccine Registration Open to anyone 12 years of age and over. Vaccine registration is now open to anyone 12 years old and up (full news release here). If you haven't registered yet, now is the time to do it. You can register yourself or someone else, like a parent or grandparent.
Register by Phone: 1-833-838-2323 or Register Online Here
For the most up-to-date information on the Vaccine roll-out please regularly visit the Province's COVID-19 Vaccination and Immunization page as the information is constantly evolving.
COVID-19 vaccine clinics drop-In times in our region. Interior Health immunization clinics across the region (Cranbrook, Elkford, Fernie, Invermere, Kimberley and Sparwood) are adding and extending hours for drop-in vaccinations. Drop-in access is for people who are 12+ (born in 2009 or earlier) who have not received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. People can arrive, register on the spot, and receive their vaccine. No advance appointments are needed. Please note: drop-in clinics are for first dose only; second dose notifications are sent by email, phone, or text when it is time to book an appointment.
For dates, locations and times for drop-in clinics:
Cranbrook Click Here
Elkford Click Here
Fernie Click Here
Invermere Click Here
Kimberley Click Here
Sparwood Click Here
Interior Health’s mobile immunization clinics will be making stops throughout the region for anyone who has not yet received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. No advance appointments are necessary for these clinics. People who live or work in the areas will be able to walk-up, register and receive a COVID-19 vaccine. Interior Health’s mobile immunization clinics are a partnership with the British Columbia Automobile Association (BCAA).
BC's Restart Plan: BC's Restart is a careful, four-step plan to bring B.C. back together. Starting May 25, we can gradually begin to restart our important social connections, businesses and activities. Getting vaccinated is the most important tool supporting our restart. Everything you need to know about the next steps and details of the plan can be found here.
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The snapshots provide a summary of the day's updates and announcements by the Provincial and Federal Governments, along with other regional information.
There are a number of information lines set up to assist people with COVID-19 Inquiries, including:
Last edited: Thu, June 24, 2021 - 4:27:29