COVID-19 NEWS

October 25, 2021

Re: Third dose COVID-19 vaccine clinics in long-term care and assisted living

Dear family members and caregivers,

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has recently announced that third doses of COVID-19 vaccines will be offered to residents and tenants of long-term care and assisted living
facilities in British Columbia.

Fraser Health has been in touch with us, and will be holding a 3rd Dose clinic (tenant only) during the afternoon of October 26, 2021.

If your family member received two doses, the care facility will be seeking consent from the
resident/tenant or substitute decision-maker for administration of the third dose.

We will be offering the Moderna vaccine for third doses. If your family member received the
Pfizer vaccine for their first or second dose, it is safe and effective for them to receive
Moderna for their third dose. You can find information about the Moderna vaccine on the
BCCDC website.

If your family member has not had the opportunity to start the COVID-19 vaccine series and is
interested in doing so, please let their care facility know as soon as possible.

Residents will also  be offered the seasonal flu vaccine on 26 and 28 October

 

Your family member can receive a third COVID-19 vaccine and a seasonal flu vaccine at the same
time with no ill effects.

For general information about COVID-19 vaccines, please visit the BCCDC website.

Yours sincerely,

Tia-Alexandra Everitt, CDP, EOLD
Executive Director
Mission Association for Senior’s Housing