Patients, families, and visitors at BC Children’s Hospital now have greater access to publicly funded immunizations through Canada’s first in-hospital Family Immunization Clinic. Situated in BC Children’s ambulatory care building, the clinic is expected to provide thousands of immunizations each year.
The clinic, which began seeing patients in October, currently provides flu immunizations at no cost to children, pregnant women, family members, and patient visitors. Starting January 2018, the clinic will also offer all publicly funded immunizations to patients and visitors. The clinic further supports BC Children’s in helping to protect some of the most vulnerable children in our province. In the past 5 years, more than 5000 children, pregnant women, and their families and visitors received the flu vaccine through the annual flu clinic.
The clinic has been made possible thanks to a $15 million donation from lead benefactor, Save-On-Foods. In addition to initiating this clinic, project funding will help improve immunization rates for all children by offering consultation services to physicians across the province and support new research. The project will also fund urgently needed medical equipment in the hospital.
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