One of the largest COVID-19 immunization clinics in Vancouver is now closed: the site at the Vancouver Convention Centre East building closed this weekend.
The convention centre was the largest-capacity clinic in BC. At its peak, it served over 5,000 people a day.
As demand for the vaccine wanes, Vancouver Coastal Health is switching its strategy to more pop-ups and smaller, community-based clinics.
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In May, the Convention Centre announced it had reached a major milestone, having administered over 100,000 vaccinations.
The Vancouver Convention Centre COVID-19 vaccine clinic will be closing Aug. 29 at 3 p.m.
A huge thanks to everyone at the Convention Centre who worked tirelessly to get people vaccinated over the past months and to all those who stopped by to get immunized. 💙 pic.twitter.com/sxEGUYq2QU
— Vancouver Coastal Health (@VCHhealthcare) August 25, 2021
The clinic officially opened in March of 2021 and was a partnership between the BC government and tourism industry workers and venues. The initiative helped create over 1,400 job opportunities.