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Measles

B.C.’s measles immunization catch-up program

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What is the school-aged immunization catch-up program?

The provincial immunization catch-up program helps families protect their children against measles. The program runs from April to June, and will provide measles vaccines for children from kindergarten to grade 12 who are unimmunized or not fully immunized.

Why do we need a measles vaccine?

Measles is a highly contagious disease that spreads through the air. At least 95% of the population needs to be immunized to develop herd immunity. No active cases of measles have been confirmed in Northern Health, but the risk of an outbreak due to international travel remains.

Where will my child get their immunizations?

Immunizations will be offered via school clinics and community clinics, depending upon the needs of each community.

Immunization clinics will be provided at schools and local public health units. Watch for information from your child’s school and/or health unit. Parents can also connect with their child’s school and/or health unit for further details on school immunization clinic dates or other immunization options.

Is my child immunized?

Children are eligible for the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine at 12 months and 4 years of age. Check your child’s records to see if they are immunized. Parents of eligible children who are not up-to-date for measles vaccinations will receive an immunization consent package for their child via their child’s school. Parents are encouraged to contact their local health unit for any questions or concerns with respect to their child’s immunization history.

How do I access my child’s immunization records?

Check with your local health unit if your child was immunized at the health unit or in school. If your child’s immunizations were provided by a doctor or pharmacist, contact the doctor or pharmacist who provided the immunization. For additional tips on locating immunization records please visit ImmunizeBC.

Do I have to participate in this program?

The provincial measles immunization catch-up program for students (kindergarten to Grade 12) is voluntary and is intended to help families protect their children against measles by offering enhanced access to vaccination for those children who are unimmunized or not fully immunized.

What if my child is home schooled?

Children who attend home school can be immunized at a health unit. Call to schedule an appointment.

I need more information about measles.

Measles Clinics

Burns Lake

Community Clinic - regularly scheduled clinics:

Days:  Location:  Time:  Appointments & Drop in:
Monday to Friday  Lakes District Health Centre, 741 Centre St. 9 am to 4 pm 250-719-6500

Note: The clinic is closed on Statutory holidays. 

School Clinic - catch-up:

Date: Location:  Time: 
Thursday May 30 Francois Lake Elementary School 8:30 am to 4 pm
Wednesday June 5 Granisle School 8:30 am to 12 pm

 

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Chetwynd

Community Clinic - catch-up:

Date: Location:  Time: Call for appointment: 
Thursday May 23 Chetwynd Primary Care Clinic, 5125 - 50th St SW 1 pm to 4 pm 250-788-7300
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Dawson Creek

Community Clinic - regularly scheduled clinics:

Days:  Location:  Time:  Call for appointment:
Monday to Thursday  Dawson Creek Health Unit, 1001 - 110 Ave 8:30 am to 4 pm 250-719-6500

Note: The clinic is closed on Statutory holidays. 

Community Clinic - catch-up:

Date: Location:  Time: 
Wednesday May 29 Dawson Creek Health Unit, 1001 - 110 Ave 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

School Clinic - regular (kindergarten, grade 6 or grade 9):

Date: Location:  Time:  Clinic Type
Monday May 27 Parkland Elementary 8:15 am to 9 am Grade 6
Monday May 27 Peace View Elementary 10 am to 11:30 am Grade 6
Monday May 27 South Peace Elementary 1 pm to 2:30 pm Grade 6
Tuesday May 28 Ecole Frank Ross Elementary 9 am to 10 am Grade 6
Tuesday May 28 Crescent Park Elementary 10:30 am to 11:30 am Grade 6
Thursday May 30 Canalta Elementary 9 am to 10 am Grade 6
Thursday May 30 Mountain Christian 10 am to 11 am Grade 6
Monday June 3 Notre Dame Elementary 9 am to 10 am Grade 6

School Clinic - catch-up:

Date: Location:  Time:  Notes:
Friday May 24 Dawson Creek Secondary (Central Campus) 9 am to 10:30 am Measles
Friday May 24 Dawson Creek Secondary (South Peace) 10:30 am to 12 pm Measles
Monday May 27 Parkland Elementary 8:15 am to 9 am Measles
Monday May 27 Peace View Elementary 10 am to 11:30 am Measles
Monday May 27 South Peace Elementary 1 pm to 2:30 pm Measles
Tuesday May 28 Ecole Frank Ross Elementary 9 am to 10 am Measles
Tuesday May 28 Crescent Park Elementary 10:30 am to 11:30 am Measles
Thursday May 30 Canalta Elementary 9 am to 10 am Measles
Thursday May 30 Mountain Christian 10 am to 11 am Measles
Monday June 3 Notre Dame Elementary 9 am to 10 am Measles
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Dease Lake

Community Clinic - regularly scheduled clinics:

Days:  Location:  Time:  Call for appointment or drop in:
Monday to Friday  Stikine Health Centre, 7171 Hwy 37 9 am to 11 am and 1 pm to 3:30 pm 250-771-4444

Note: The clinic will be closed on Statutory holidays and Tuesday May 21.

School Clinic - catch-up:

Date: Location:  Time: 
Monday May 27 Dease Lake School  
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Fort Nelson

Community Clinic - regularly scheduled clinics:

Days:  Location:  Time:  Call for appointment:
Monday to Friday  Fort Nelson Health Unit 8:30 am to 11:30 am
1 pm to 4 pm
250-774-7092

Note: The clinic will be closed on Statutory holidays.

School Clinic - regular (kindergarten, grade 6 or grade 9):

Date: Location:  Time:  Clinic Type
Tuesday June 11 Fort Nelson Health Unit, 5217 Airport Dr 9 am to 4 pm kindergarten

 

School Clinic - catch-up:

Date: Location:  Time: 
Wednesday May 29 Fort Nelson Secondary School 10 am to 3 pm
Wednesday May 29 GW Carlson Elementary 10 am to 3 pm
Wednesday May 29 JS Clark Elementary 10 am to 3 pm
Tuesday June 4 Fort Nelson Secondary School 10 am to 3 pm
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Fort St. James

Community Clinic - regularly scheduled clinics:

Days:  Location:  Time:  Call for appointment:
Wednesdays Fort St James Health Unit, 121-250 Stuart Dr  9 am to 4 pm 250-996-7178
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Fort St. John

Community Clinic - regularly scheduled clinics:

Days:  Location:  Time:  Call for appointment:
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays Fort St John Health Unit, 10115-110 Ave 9 am to 4:30 pm 250-263-6000

 

Community Clinic - catch-up:

Date: Location:  Time: 
Thursday May 23 Fort St John Health Unit, 10115-110 Ave 9 am to 7 pm - drop in
Saturday May 25 Fort St John Health Unit, 10115-110 Ave 9 am to 3 pm - drop in
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Fraser Lake

Community Clinic - regularly scheduled clinics:

Days:  Location:  Time:  Call for appointment:
Mondays & Wednesdays  Fraser Lake Community Health Centre, 130 Chowsunket St 9 am to 4 pm 250-699-6225

Note: The clinic is closed on Statutory holidays.

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Hazelton

Community Clinic - regularly scheduled clinics:

Days:  Location:  Time:  Call for appointment:
Monday to Friday Hazelton Community Health, Wrinch Memorial Hospital, 2510 Hwy 62 10 am to 12 pm 250-842-4640

Note: The clinic is closed on Statutory holidays.

 

Community Clinic - catch-up:

Date: Location:  Time: Call for appointment: 
Friday May 24 Hazelton Community Health, Wrinch Memorial Hospital, 2510 Hwy 62 10 am to 6 pm 250-842-4640
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Houston

Community Clinic - regularly scheduled clinics:

Day:  Location:  Time:  Call for appointment:
Friday May 24 Houston Health Centre 9 am to 12 pm 250-845-2294
Monday May 27 Houston Health Centre 9 am to 12 pm 250-845-2294
Wednesday May 29 Houston Health Centre 9 am to 12 pm 250-845-2294
Monday June 3 Houston Health Centre 9 am to 12 pm 250-845-2294
Wednesday June 5 Houston Health Centre 9 am to 4 pm 250-845-2294

Community Clinic - catch-up:

Date: Location:  Time:
Monday May 27 Houston Health Centre 9 am to 12 pm - drop in

 

School Clinic - regular (kindergarten, grade 6 or grade 9):

Date: Location:  Time:  Clinic Type
Tuesday May 28 Silverthorne Elementary    
Tuesday May 28 Twain Sullivan Elementary    
Tuesday May 28 Christian School    

 

School Clinic - catch-up:

Date: Location:  Time:  Notes:
Tuesday May 28 Silverthorne Elementary   K-12
Tuesday May 28 Twain Sullivan Elementary   K-12
Tuesday May 28 Christian School   K-12
Tuesday May 28 Houston Secondary School   Grades 8-12
Wednesday May 29 Silverthorne Elementary   K-12
Wednesday May 29 Twain Sullivan Elementary   K-12
Wednesday May 29 Christian School   K-12
Wednesday May 29 Houston Secondary School   Grades 8-12

 

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Hudson's Hope

Community Clinic - regularly scheduled clinics:

Days:  Location:  Time:  Call for appointment:
Monday to Friday Hudson Hope Health Centre, Centre10309 Kyllo St. 9 am to 4:30 pm 250-783-9991

Note: The clinic is closed on Statutory holidays.

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Kitimat

Community Clinic - regularly scheduled clinics:

Day:  Location:  Time:  Call for appointment:
Mondays  Kitimat General Hospital and Health Centre, 920 Lahakas Blvd South 1:15 pm to 4 pm 250-632-3181

Note: The clinic is closed on Statutory holidays.

Community Clinic - catch-up:

Date: Location:  Time: Call for appointment:
Saturday June 8 Kitimat General Hospital and Health Centre, 920 Lahakas Blvd South 10 am to 12 pm 250-632-3181

School Clinic - catch-up:

Date: Location:  Time: 
Thursday May 30 Mount Elizabeth Secondary School  
Friday May 31  Nechako Elementary School  
Friday May 31 St Anthony's School  
Friday May 31 Kildala Elementary School  
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Mackenzie

Community Clinic - regularly scheduled clinics:

Days:  Location:  Time:  Call for appointment or drop in:
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday MacKenzie & District Hospital & Health Centre, 45 Centennial Drive 3 pm to 4 pm 250-997-8517
Tuesday MacKenzie & District Hospital & Health Centre, 45 Centennial Drive 9:15 am to 4 pm 250-997-8517

Note: The clinic is closed on Statutory holidays. 

Community Clinic - catch-up:

Date: Location:  Time: Call for appointment or drop in:
Monday May 27 MacKenzie & District Hospital & Health Centre, 45 Centennial Drive 1 pm to 4 pm 250-997-8517 by appointment or drop-in

School Clinic - catch-up:

Date: Location:  Time: 
Thursday May 30 Mackenzie Secondary School 1 pm to 2 pm
Thursday May 30 Morfee Lake Elementary School 10:30 am to 12 pm
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Masset

Community Clinic - regularly scheduled clinics:

Days:  Location:  Time:  Call for appointment
Tuesday May 28 Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital Community Programs 1:30 pm to 4 pm 250-626-4725
Wednesday May 29 Northern Haida Gwaii Hospital Community Programs 1:30 pm to 4 pm 250-626-4725

School Clinic - catch-up:

Date: Location:  Time: 
Thursday May 30 Gudangaay Tlaats'gaa Naay Secondary School  1 pm to 3 pm
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McBride

Community Clinic - regularly scheduled clinics:

Days:  Location:  Time:  Call for appointment
Thursday May 23 Community Services, 1126 - 5th Avenue 9 am to 3 pm 250-569-2251 ext 2026
Friday May 24 Community Services, 1126 - 5th Avenue 9 am to 3 pm 250-569-2251 ext 2026
Tuesday May 28 Community Services, 1126 - 5th Avenue 9 am to 3 pm 250-569-2251 ext 2026
Wednesday May 29 Community Services, 1126 - 5th Avenue 9 am to 3 pm 250-569-2251 ext 2026
Tuesday June 4 Community Services, 1126 - 5th Avenue 9 am to 3 pm 250-569-2251 ext 2026
Wednesday June 5 Community Services, 1126 - 5th Avenue 9 am to 3 pm 250-569-2251 ext 2026
Tuesday June 11 Community Services, 1126 - 5th Avenue 9 am to 3 pm 250-569-2251 ext 2026
Wednesday June 12 Community Services, 1126 - 5th Avenue 9 am to 3 pm 250-569-2251 ext 2026

School Clinic - regular (kindergarten, grade 6 or grade 9):

Date: Location:  Time:  Clinic Type
Thursday May 30   9 am to 12 pm Kindergarten Fair

School Clinic - catch-up:

Date: Location:  Time: 
Tuesday June 4 McBride Secondary School  9 am to 2 pm
Tuesday June 4 McBride Centennial Elementary  9 am to 2 pm
Wednesday June 5 Robson Valley Junior Academy  9 am to 11:30 am
Thursday June 6 McBride Christian School 9 am to 11:30 am
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Prince George

Community Clinic - regularly scheduled clinics:

Days:  Location:  Time:  Call for appointment:
Monday to Friday  Northern Interior Health Unit, 1444 Edmonton Street 9 am to 4 pm 250-565-7381

Note: The clinic is closed on Statutory holidays.

Community Clinic - catch-up:

Date: Location:  Time: Call for appointment: 
Tuesday June 4 Northern Interior Health Unit, 1444 Edmonton Street 5 pm to 7:30 pm 250-565-7381
Thursday June 13 Northern Interior Health Unit, 1444 Edmonton Street 5 pm to 7:30 pm 250-565-7381

School Clinic - regular (kindergarten, grade 6 or grade 9):

Date: Location:  Time:  Clinic Type
Monday May 27 Lac des Bois 9 am to 11 am Grade 6
Tuesday May 28 Kelly Road Secondary School 9 am to 11:30 am Grade 9
Wednesday May 29 Prince George Secondary School 9 am to 11:30 am Grade 9

School Clinic - catch-up:

Date: Location:  Time:  Clinic Type
Monday May 27 Lac des Bois 9 am to 11 am Measles
Tuesday May 28 Kelly Road Secondary School 9 am to 11:30 am Measles
Wednesday May 29 Prince George Secondary School 9 am to 11:30 am Measles
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Prince Rupert

Community Clinic - regularly scheduled clinics:

Days:  Location:  Time:   
Monday, Wednesday, & Friday Prince Rupert Community Health 300 - 3rd Ave W 1 pm to 4:30 pm drop in

Note: The clinic is closed on Statutory holidays. 

Community Clinic - catch-up:

Date: Location:  Time: Call for appointment or drop in: 
Tuesday June 4 Prince Rupert Community Health 300 - 3rd Ave W 4 pm to 8 pm drop in

School Clinic - catch-up:

Date: Location:  Time: 
Tuesday May 28 Conrad School 9:30 am to 12 pm
Wednesday June 5 Roosevelt Elementary  1:30 pm to 4 pm
Monday June 10  Lax Kxeen School  
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Queen Charlotte

Community Clinic - regularly scheduled clinics:

Days:  Location:  Time:  Call for appointment:
Monday to Friday  Primary Care Clinic, Haida Gwaii Health Centre, 3209 Oceanview Dr 8:30 am to 5 pm 250-559-4901

Note: The clinic is closed on Statutory holidays.

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Quesnel

Community Clinic - regularly scheduled clinics:

Days:  Location:  Time:  Call for appointment:
Monday to Friday  Community Health Services, 543 Front Street 8 am to 4 pm 250-991-7571

Note: The clinic is closed on Statutory holidays.

Community Clinic - catch-up:

Date: Location:  Time: Call for appointment: 
Monday May 27 Community Health Services, 543 Front Street 4 pm to 7:30 pm 250-991-7571
Saturday June 8 Community Health Services, 543 Front Street 10 am to 2 pm 250-991-7571
Mondays to Fridays Community Health Services, 543 Front Street 5 pm to 7 pm 250-991-7571

Note: The clinic is closed on Statutory holidays.

School Clinic - catch-up:

Date: Location:  Time: 
Friday May 24 Dragon Lake Elementary 8:30 am to 10 am
Friday May 24 Riverview Elementary 10:30 am to 12 pm
Tuesday May 28 Quesnel Junior School 8:30 am to 12 pm
Wednesday May 29 Wells Elementary 10 am to 12 pm
Thursday May 30 Correlieu Secondary  8:30 am to 12 pm
Friday May 31 Voyageur Elementary 8:30 am to 10:30 am
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Smithers

Community Clinic - regularly scheduled clinics:

Days:  Location:  Time:  Call for appointment:
Mondays & Tuesdays Health Unit, 3793 Alfred Ave 1 pm to 3:30 pm  
Wednesdays Health Unit, 3793 Alfred Ave 9 am to 12 pm & 1 pm to 3:30 pm 250-847-6400
Fridays Health Unit, 3793 Alfred Ave 9 am to 11:30 am & 1 pm to 3:30 pm 250-847-6400

Note: The clinic is closed on Statutory holidays.

Community Clinic - catch-up:

Date: Location:  Time: Call for appointment: 
Mondays & Tuesdays Health Unit, 3793 Alfred Ave  1 pm to 3:30 pm 250-847-6400
Wednesdays Health Unit, 3793 Alfred Ave 9 am to 12 pm & 1 pm to 3:30 pm 250-847-6400
Fridays Health Unit, 3793 Alfred Ave 9 am to 11:30 am & 1 pm to 3:30 pm 250-847-6400

School Clinic - catch-up:

Date: Location:  Time:   
Tuesday May 28 Ebenezer School 9 am to 11:30 am Grade 6 & 9
Thursday May 30 St. Joseph's School    
Thursday May 30 Smithers Secondary    
Thursday May 30 Telkwa Elementary    
Tuesday June 4 Walnut Park Elementary 9 am to 11 am  
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Stewart

Community Clinic - regularly scheduled clinics:

Days:  Location:  Time:  Call for appointment:
Mondays  Stewart Health Centre, 904 Brightwell St  8:45 am to 12 pm 250-636-2221
Tuesdays Stewart Health Centre, 904 Brightwell St 8:45 am to 4 pm 250-636-2221
Tuesday May 28 Stewart Health Centre, 904 Brightwell St  8 am to 4 pm 250-636-2221
Wednesday May 29 Stewart Health Centre, 904 Brightwell St  8 am to 4 pm 250-636-2221

Note: The clinic is closed on Statutory holidays.

Community Clinic - catch-up:

Date: Location:  Time: Call for appointment: 
Thursday May 30 Stewart Health Centre, 904 Brightwell St  8 am to 4 pm 250-636-2221
Tuesday June 11 Stewart Health Centre, 904 Brightwell St    250-636-2221

School Clinic - regular (kindergarten, grade 6 or grade 9):

Date: Location:  Time:  Clinic Type
Tuesday May 28 Bear Valley School    
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Terrace

Community Clinic - regularly scheduled clinics:

Days:  Location:  Time:  Drop in:
Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, & Fridays Terrace Health Unit, 3412 Kalum Street  9 am to 4 pm drop in
Thursday May 30 Terrace Health Unit, 3412 Kalum Street 9 am to 11:30 am & 1 pm to 4 p m drop in

Note: The clinic is closed on Statutory holidays.

Community Clinic - catch-up:

Date: Location:  Time: Call for appointment: 
Friday May 24 Terrace Health Unit, 3412 Kalum Street   1 pm to 4 pm 250-631-4200
Monday May 27 Terrace Health Unit, 3412 Kalum Street   9 am to 11:30 am 250-631-4200
Tuesday May 28 Terrace Health Unit, 3412 Kalum Street   8:45 am to 12 pm 250-631-4200
Thursday May 30 Terrace Health Unit, 3412 Kalum Street   9 am to 4 pm 250-631-4200
Monday June 3 Terrace Health Unit, 3412 Kalum Street   8:45 am to 12 pm 250-631-4200
Tuesday June 4 Terrace Health Unit, 3412 Kalum Street   8:45 am to 12 pm 250-631-4200

School Clinic - regular (kindergarten, grade 6 or grade 9):

Date: Location:  Time:  Clinic Type Call for appointment:
Tuesday May 28 Cassie Hill Elementary 9 am to 12 pm & 1:15 pm to 3:15 pm Grade 6  
Tuesday May 28 Centennial Christian School 9 am to 12 pm & 1:15 pm to 3:15 pm Grade 6  
Tuesday May 28 Terrace Health Unit, 3412 Kalum Street 9 am to 3 pm Grade 6 250-631-4200
Wednesday May 29 Terrace Health Unit, 3412 Kalum Street 9 am to 12 pm Grade 6 250-631-4200
Wednesday May 29 Ecole Mountanview Elementary 9 am to 11:30 am Grade 6  
Wednesday May 29 Uplands Elementary 9 am to 11:30 am Grade 6  
Thursday May 30 Terrace Health Unit, 3412 Kalum Street 9 am to 3 pm Grade 6 250-631-4200
Thursday May 30 Veritas School 9 am to 11:30 am Grade 6  
Thursday May 30 Thornhill Elementary 1 pm to 4 pm Grades 6 & 9  
Tuesday June 4 Skeena Middle School 9 am to 11:30 am Grade 9  
Tuesday June 4 Caledonia Secondary School 1 pm to 4 pm  Grades 10 & 12  
Tuesday June 11 Terrace Health Unit, 3412 Kalum Street 9 am to 4 pm Kindergarten clinic  

 

School Clinic - catch-up:

Date: Location:  Time:  Call for appointment:
Monday May 27 Terrace Health Unit, 3412 Kalum Street 9 am to 11:30 am 250-631-4200
Tuesday May 28 Terrace Health Unit, 3412 Kalum Street 8:45 to 11:30 am 250-631-4200
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Tumbler Ridge

Community Clinic - regularly scheduled clinics:

Days:  Location:  Time:  Call for appointment:
Wednesday May 29 Tumbler Ridge Community Health, 220 Front Street  10 am to 4:30 pm 250-242-5271
Thursday May 30 Tumbler Ridge Community Health, 220 Front Street 10 am to 12 pm 250-242-5271

School Clinic - catch-up:

Date: Location:  Time:  Call for appointment:
Wednesday May 29 Tumbler Ridge Community Health, 220 Front Street 10 am to 4:30 pm 250-242-5271
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Valemount

Community Clinic - regularly scheduled clinics:

Days:  Location:  Time:  Call for appointment:
Tuesday to Friday  Valemount Health Centre, 1445-5th Ave 9 am to 3:30 pm 250-566-9138

Note: The clinic is closed on Statutory holidays.

School Clinic - catch-up:

Date: Location:  Time: 
Tuesday June 4 Valemount Elementary School   9 am to 12 pm
Thursday June 6 Valemount Secondary School 9 am to 12 pm
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Vanderhoof

Community Clinic - regularly scheduled clinics:

Days:  Location:  Time:  Call for appointment:
Monday to Friday  Vanderhoof Health Unit, 3299 Hospital Road  9 am to 4 pm 250-567-6900

Note: The clinic is closed on Statutory holidays.

School Clinic - regular (kindergarten, grade 6 or grade 9):

Date: Location:  Time:  Clinic Type
Thursday May 30 Nechako Valley Secondary 9 am to 12 pm Grade 9 & MMR

School Clinic - catch-up:

Date: Location:  Time: 
Thursday May 23 Sinkutview Elementary 1 pm to 3 pm
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