Mass vaccination clinic coming to NVMA

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According to an update released by the Merritt Chapter of the Rural and Remote Division of Family Practice, Merritt family doctors will be helping vaccinate community members by joining Public Health mass immunization clinics, beginning April 12 at the Nicola Valley Memorial Arena.

Interior Health is also asking that those who are interested in being immunizers, and possess the skills to be considered qualified clinicians, submit their contact information to: https://ihimmunizers.myhealthinfo.ca/index.php .

Although additional training may be required for some groups, those being considered for the role of community immunizers are: nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, vaccine certified naturopathic physicians, dentists, podiatrists, midwife, dental hygienist or therapist, paramedics or other first responders. Those who are students of these fields, or who are now retired, may also be qualified.

A complete list of eligible professions and required training for administering COVID-19 vaccines can be found here.

Morgan Hampton, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter, Merritt Herald