Northern B.C. vaccination numbers show big difference between urban and rural areas
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C -- Northern Health released new vaccination numbers for northern B.C. on Wednesday.
In Dawson Creek, 63% of those eligible have received their first dose of the vaccine. That number drops to 53% of the population that is fully immunized.
In Fort St. John the numbers are a bit higher. 68% of people in the energetic city have had their first jab and 56% of the population is double vaccinated.
But there's a big difference between the urban and rural areas of northeast B.C.
Peace River North sees only 46% of people have had the first shot. That number falls all the way to 38% for those who have had 2 shots.
74% of the eligible population of northern B.C. have received one dose of the vaccine, with 64% having both doses.
Province-wide 87% have their first dose. While 80% of British Columbians are fully vaccinated.