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COVID-19: Here are the 16 'high-transmission neighbourhoods' in B.C.

Are you located in one of them?
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BC is prioritizing the administration of vaccines in high-transmission areas to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the wake of surging cases.  Photo: @Fraserhealth / Twitter

Do you live in a high-transmission neighbourhood?

The B.C. government is prioritizing the administration of vaccines in high-transmission areas in an effort to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19) in the wake of surging cases. 

Some hospitals in the Fraser Health Authority are already operating at capacity, while others are quickly filling up. In order to protect more people and keep hospitals working, the Province has started giving the Oxford-AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine to people age 30 and older in high-transmission areas. "Prioritizing neighbourhoods based on COVID-19 cases, outbreaks and hospitalizations will protect more people."

Canada's National Advisory Committee on Immunization recommended last week that the vaccine may be offered to people 30 and up who don't want to wait for an approved mRNA vaccine, and if certain other conditions are met.

Yesterday, Fraser Health announced that people 40 years of age and older who live in COVID-19 high-transmission neighbourhoods could visit drop-in clinics with no appointment. Additionally, the health authority said people 30 years of age and older who live in the ten high-transmission neighbourhoods in the Fraser Health region could also receive the vaccine. 

Check if you live in a high-transmission neighbourhood

High-transmission neighbourhoods are located in 16 communities across B.C.

Fraser Health

  • East Newton
  • Fleetwood
  • North Delta
  • North Surrey
  • Panorama
  • Port Coquitlam
  • South Langley Township
  • West Abbotsford
  • West Newton
  • Whalley

Vancouver Coastal Health

  • Kensington
  • Squamish
  • Britannia Beach
  • Pinecrest Estates
  • D'arcy

Northern Health

  • Dawson Creek (Born in 1966 or earlier, 55+)

With files from the Canadian Press.