Vancouver Convention Centre Opens a Community Vaccination Site

Press Room > 2021

The local community can now receive their covid-19 vaccination at a new vaccination clinic located in the Vancouver Convention Centre’s East building.  The venue has partnered with the Government of British Columbia to open the clinic on March 29 and is also collaborating with Vancouver Coastal Health and other partners, to carry out the province’s immunisation plan.

Operated by Vancouver Coastal Health, the vaccination clinic at the Vancouver Convention Centre will employ workers from across the province’s tourism, hospitality and sport sectors to support the next phase of British Columbia’s covid-19 immunisation plan. The initiative will create more than 1,400 working opportunities and provide much-needed support to some of the province’s hardest hit industries.

In addition to this, the centre hosts the covid-19 Rapid Response Team for contract tracing, relaying test result and site for test processing.  The facility, Alternate Care Site in partnership with the Provincial Health Services Authority and BC Centre Disease Control has been able to accommodate response to the pandemic.

At the same time, the convention centre has enforced a comprehensive safety plan to help inform of current and future activity held at the centre. Recently, the convention centre, earned the Global Biorisk Advisory Star Facility accreditation, a cleaning industry gold standard for venues prepared for outbreak, prevention, response and recovery.