CLBC Update December 2023

CLBC reminder to get your flu
and COVID-19 shots
Community Living BC encourages anyone who has not yet had their flu and COVID-19 update vaccinations to do so as soon as possible.

The BC Centre for Disease Control reports that while COVID-19 activity has started to decline, it continues to be a risk especially for those who remain unvaccinated. At the same time, the number of influenza cases has begun to climb and adult visits to emergency departments for respiratory symptoms have increased.

CLBC encourages the people it serves, families and support workers to get both vaccines at the same time. You can find more information about the fall respiratory illness immunization campaign here.

Individuals supported by CLBC remain a priority to receive the COVID-19 vaccination. Invitations were sent by email or text message to everyone who has registered to receive a COVID-19 immunization in B.C. The invitation has a direct link to book your COVID-19 and flu appointment online. These vaccines are free and available at pharmacies, health authority clinics and some primary care providers’ offices.

You can also book COVID-19 and flu immunizations through the Get Vaccinated system. If you need help scheduling your vaccine appointment, call: 1-833-838-2323. This phone line is available 7 days a week, from 7am to 7pm, and from 9am to 5pm on statutory holidays.

If you are a person who receives CLBC supports and are unsure about getting your shots or still trying to decide, you can listen to a personal message from Dr. Bonnie Henry and stories from other self-advocates on our You Can Too! web page here.

CLBC urges all who intended to get the shots, but have delayed doing so, to book both shots at the same time and before the holiday season.

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