Parents reportedly struggling to book vaccine appointment for kids in Kelowna

Vax booking trouble for kids

Interior Health says they are working to add more appointments after parents across Kelowna reportedly continue to struggle to book vaccine appointments for their children.

Bookings started to fill quite quickly after Health Canada approved the first COVID-19 vaccine for children aged five to 11 in Canada back in early November.

A Kelowna parent told Castanet as of Wednesday morning, he was unable to find any availability for months throughout the various local clinics.

According to Health Minister Adrian Dix, just over 114,000 children aged 5-11 are now registered for their first doses, with 41,697 of them already booked for an appointment.

There are approximately 349,000 children in that age range province-wide.

"We are constantly monitoring clinic capacity and adjusting availability to meet demand. Therefore, we are working on adding more appointments and ask that parents check back tomorrow for more convenient appointment options"

"We appreciate everyone's patience and would like to assure people that everyone will receive their COVID-19 vaccine," IH said in a statement.

Vaccination appointments can be made here.

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