Penticton Mayor John Vassilaki is getting his second dose June 7. (File photo)

Penticton mayor happy to get second dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Mayor John Vassilaki is getting his second COVID-19 jab next week as is coun. Judy Sentes

  • Jun. 2, 2021 12:00 a.m.

The mayor of Penticton is getting his second dose of COVID-19 vaccination.

At the end of Tuesday’s council meeting, mayor John Vassilaki announced that he will be getting his second dose on Monday, June 7.

Coun. Judy Sentes is also getting her second dose.

Interior Health (IH) announced on Monday (May 31) that second-dose vaccination clinics will be up and running soon.

More than 518,000 doses have been administered throughout the region. As B.C. receives more vaccines and the immunization program continues to accelerate.

“People are beginning to receive notifications telling them it’s time to book their second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine,” said IH president and CEO Susan Brown. “Everyone should register and schedule their vaccination as soon as possible.”

As of May 27, people who received their first dose of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine will be notified to book their second dose eight weeks after their first jab.

B.C.’s vaccination program has reached 70.4 per cent of all adults and 67 per cent of everyone aged 12 and up.

For a list of IH vaccination information, including clinic locations, visit this website. To register to book your vaccine appointment, visit the province’s website or call 1-833-838-2323.

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