UFCW Local 247 was advised that Covid-19 vaccine clinics for grocery store workers are beginning in Vancouver, Richmond, North Vancouver, and West Vancouver (the Vancouver Coastal Health region).
Please remember, to get the vaccine, it is up to each individual to register, and you can do so by clicking here.
The message from Vancouver Coastal Health states: “Vancouver Coastal Health is able to invite grocery store staff who are working in Vancouver, Richmond, and on the North Shore to first-dose COVID-19 vaccination clinics this week. These clinics will be offering the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccine to those staff aged 30 years and older.”
"Grocery store workers have been declared essential workers during the pandemic," said Dan Goodman, interim president of UFCW Local 247, "and the union has been lobbying for a vaccination program to get underway, so this is welcome news."
"It's a relief for our members in the stores," said Goodman, "and given their essential worker designation, we are expecting that other health regions in the province will follow suit with vaccination clinics for grocery workers as well."
If you live in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, please click here to register.
On the registration page, you will enter your personal and contact information. You will need to enter a special access code that will be provided to you from your employer.
After successfully registering, you will receive a confirmation number followed by a text or email within 24 hours with a unique link for booking your vaccination.
Click here to see the full announcement from Vancouver Coastal Health on vaccines for grocery store workers, including vaccination clinic schedules.
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