Nearly half of teens in Tri-City have had triple vaccines against COVID-19

Nearly half of teens in Tri-City have had triple vaccines against COVID-19

Eligible Port Moody children ages 12 to 17 have already crossed the 50 percent threshold, according to the latest data available to the BCCDC.

Port Moody continues to lead the three cities among eligible vaccinations against COVID-19, but the regional average is approaching plateau weeks in the making.

As of today (June 1), nearly half of eligible teens ages 12-17 have chosen to receive a booster dose against the virus since it became available in early February.

Tri-Cities fall exactly 45 percent into the category, as of May 23, according to the latest data released by the BC Center for Disease Control (BCCDC).

The county switched to the interval system after it prioritized specific groups — the elderly, Indigenous people over 18 and those with compromised immunity — before giving vaccines to the general public.

In Port Moody, the town hall, which also includes Anmore and Belcarra, officially crossed the 50 percent mark as of May 16, and is now exactly 51 percent today.

This represents a nearly 10 percent increase in the city since mid-March when local teens reached just over 40 percent.

However, Coquitlam and Port Coquitlam have seen little movement in the past several weeks with the DPT rate at 45 percent and 43 percent, respectively.

Port Moody’s teen total is the fourth highest in British Columbia, behind North Vancouver (54 percent), Vancouver (53 percent) and Victoria (52 percent).

Overall, Tri-Cities have seen other small moves on the COVID-19 vaccination front, including a bump in second shots for eligible residents aged five and over in southwest Coquitlam.

The latest BCCDC monitoring numbers are as follows. Case rates represent new cases per 100,000 people by local health district and community health service district:

North Coquitlam

  • Status Rate: Three
  • 18% positive rate
  • 67 percent of five to 11 people were vaccinated with at least one dose
  • 92 percent of the population over 5 years of age has been vaccinated with at least one dose
  • 89 percent of the population over 5 years of age was vaccinated with a second dose
  • 74 percent of the population over the age of 50 was vaccinated with a third dose

Southwest of Coquitlam

  • Status Rate: Three
  • Positive rate 12%
  • Sixty-four percent of five to 11 people were vaccinated with at least one dose
  • 94 percent of the population over 5 years of age has been vaccinated with at least one dose
  • 92 percent of the population over 5 years of age was vaccinated with a second dose
  • 76 percent of the population over the age of 50 was vaccinated with a third dose

Southeast Coquitlam

  • Status rate: five
  • 20% positive rate
  • Sixty-four percent of five to 11 people were vaccinated with at least one dose
  • 91 percent of the population over 5 years of age has been vaccinated with at least one dose
  • 88 percent of the population over 5 years of age was vaccinated with a second dose
  • 75% of the population over the age of 50 was vaccinated with a third dose

Coquitlam Harbor

  • Status rate: five
  • Positivity rate 22 percent
  • 61 percent of five to 11 people were vaccinated with at least one dose
  • 90% of the population over 5 years of age has been vaccinated with at least one dose
  • 88 percent of the population over 5 years of age was vaccinated with a second dose
  • 76 percent of the population over the age of 50 was vaccinated with a third dose

Port Moody – Anmore – Belcara

  • Status rate: two
  • Positive rate 12%
  • 71 percent of five to 11 people were vaccinated with at least one dose
  • 92 percent of the population over 5 years of age has been vaccinated with at least one dose
  • 90% of the population over 5 years of age has been vaccinated with a second dose
  • 78 percent of the population over the age of 50 was vaccinated with a third dose

On average, Tri-Cities maintain 92 and 90 percent of their single and double vaccination rates, as well as an average of 59 percent among eligible boosters—the fourth highest total at Fraser Health.

As of May 23, 2022, Port Moody-Anmore-Belcarra teens ages 12 to 17 had the highest rate of triple vaccination against COVID-19 in all of Fraser Health. by BCCDC

Vaccines for children

Parents and guardians who want to vaccinate their children against COVID-19 – and other viruses and diseases – can still visit the Coquitlam clinic for an injection.

There is also a multi-vaccination clinic in the Poirier Admin Building (640 Poirier St.), giving parents and guardians of babies as young as four months the opportunity to receive a number of different vaccinations.

This includes:

  • COVID-19 Vaccine
    • For eligible children and teens ages five and over
  • Tdap-IPV Vaccine
    • Protects against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough and polio
  • MMRV . Vaccine
    • Protects against measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox

Meanwhile, all eligible Tri-City residents seeking a vaccine against COVID-19 are encouraged to register via BC’s GetVaccinated online portal or call 1-833-838-2323.

You can also visit the county’s website for more information about the COVID-19 immunization plan.



2022-06-01 16:30:00

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