Fraser Health is replacing the drive-through COVID-19 vaccination and testing site on Boundary Road with a new one.
The new, larger drive-through centre is located on the British Columbia Institute of Technology campus, and will replace the existing COVID-19 testing and immunization centre located at 6110 Boundary Rd. Opening April 19, the new site can expand to 10 lanes from six, increasing the number of tests and immunizations we are able to provide at the centre.
Some users of the site on Boundary Road have complained about long lineups and traffic backing up on the road.
“We have heard concerns regarding traffic congestion and wait times due to the layout of our existing site, and relocating our existing centre to the BCIT campus will address these issues,” said Fraser Health in a news release.
“The layout of the new site will ensure patients can access services easier through phases three and four as we work to immunize our communities over the coming months. As we continue to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in our region, it is important that we respond to the growing needs of our communities and ensure our services are easy to access and scalable as needed.’
The new location will complement the new COVID-19 immunization clinic opening at the Fortius centre on Kensington Avenue on April 5 that will additionally expand access to the COVID-19 vaccine in Burnaby for people who are eligible to receive it.
For a full listing of current clinics, visit: fraserhealth.ca/vaccineclinic.