When they heard about the drop-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Langley Events Centre on Sunday, April 25, the Crocker family wasted no time getting there. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

When they heard about the drop-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Langley Events Centre on Sunday, April 25, the Crocker family wasted no time getting there. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

VIDEO: Long line-up for shots at first drop-in vaccination clinic in Langley

Only residents of the “high-transmission” neighbourhood of South Langley Township were eligible

Line-ups were long at the Langley events centre for the first drop-in vaccination clinic to be staged by the Fraser Health Authority.

Held Sunday, it was open to anyone over 40 living in the South Langley Township area, which the authority said was a “high-transmission” neighbourhood in a press release announcing the event.

When a friend texted Sean and Charmaine Crocker about the drop-in clinic, they wasted no time.

“We packed everyone up and drove right over,” Sean told the Langley Advance Times, as he and Charmaine along with Morgan, 6, and Myles, 9, waited in a line that stretched half-way around the Langley Events Centre at 7888 200th Street.

“I had to put my shoes on in the car,” Morgan said.

After about 15 minutes in line mid-afternoon, the Crockers said, the number of people waiting had doubled.

Well over 100 people could be seen in the line-up, spacing themselves while they waited for the queue to move.

All were wearing masks and many were also wearing gloves.

One passer-by was amazed by the numbers.

“I thought it was a rock concert,” he commented.

A food truck was serving hamburgers.

READ MORE: Drop-in vaccine clinic in South Langley Township announced

One man emerged from the LEC to tell the Langley Advance Times he’d waited about 45 minutes.

“That includes getting the injection,” the man said.

The drop-in clinic was scheduled to run from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the LEC.

Fraser Health provided an online link for people to check before making the trip, to confirm they are in the eligible area.

Enter your postal code here to see if you are eligible:

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/neighbourhood

Fraser Health said “while it remains critical that we continue following public health orders and guidance, receiving COVID-19 vaccine helps put the COVID-19 pandemic behind us. It brings us one step closer to reconnecting with the people we care about and returning to the activities we enjoy while protecting our health system and helping businesses in our community return to normal operations.”

READ ALSO: Langley Events Centre to host COVID mass vaccination clinic

For more information about COVID-19, visit fraserhealth.ca/covid19.


Is there more to the story? Email: dan.ferguson@langleyadvancetimes.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

CoronavirusLangley Township

 

Only South Langley Township residents were eligible for the drop-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Langley Events Centre on Sunday, April 25. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Only South Langley Township residents were eligible for the drop-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Langley Events Centre on Sunday, April 25. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Only South Langley Township residents were eligible for the drop-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Langley Events Centre on Sunday, April 25. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Only South Langley Township residents were eligible for the drop-in COVID-19 vaccination clinic at the Langley Events Centre on Sunday, April 25. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)

Just Posted

Surrey City Hall. (File photo)
Discussions about Surrey-owned land in Langley should be behind closed doors, councillors say

That’s what Councillors Brenda Locke, Jack Hundial and former Surrey mayor Bob Bose say

Rich Coleman, who was responsible for the gaming file off and on from 2001 to 2013, was recalled after his initial testimony to the Cullen Commission last month. (Screenshot)
Rich Coleman returns to Cullen Commision regarding money laundering in B.C. casinos

The longtime former Langley MLA was asked about 2011 interview on BC Almanac program

A vacant lot in Willoughby Heights on 198A Street near 72nd Avenue was full of discarded trash on Saturday, Feb. 27, 2021. (Dan Ferguson/Langley Advance Times)
Fines for not separating gargabe, recycling going up in Langley Township

Most fines are now in the $250 range for trash-related infractions

Luke Moo (left) is raising funds to help displaced refugees from Myanmar. (Special to The Star)
Aldergrove resident fighting for more attention and aid on Myanmar crisis

Buela Say and Luke Moo are calling on local MP’s to take action and stand against ethnic cleansing

Walnut Grove Secondary student Sophie Drover will be competing in the Skills Canada National competition on May 27, 2021. (Joanne Abshire/Special to Langley Advance Times)
Langley student advances to national safety competition

Grade 9 student Sophie Drover won a provincial contest

Daily confirmed COVID-19 cases reported to B.C. public health, seven-day rolling average in white, to May 12, 2021. (B.C. Centre for Disease Control)
B.C. preparing ‘Restart 2.0’ from COVID-19 as June approaches

Daily infections fall below 500 Friday, down to 387 in hospital

Bradley Priestap in an undated photo provided to the media some time in 2012 by the London Police Service.
Serial sex-offender acquitted of duct tape possession in B.C. provincial court

Ontario sex offender on long-term supervision order was found with one of many ‘rape kit’ items

Mandarin Garden in Abbotsford had two event tents set up for outdoor dining. One of the tents, valued at more than $5,000, was stolen early Friday morning (May 14). (Submitted photo)
UPDATE: Dining tent stolen from Abbotsford restaurant is located

Owner says it would have cost more than $5,000 to replace the rented event tent

Cannabis bought in British Columbia (Ashley Wadhwani/Black Press Media)
Is it time to start thinking about greener ways to package cannabis?

Packaging suppliers are still figuring eco-friendly and affordable packaging options that fit the mandates of Cannabis Regulations

Steven Shearer, <em>Untitled. </em>(Dennis Ha/Courtesy of Steven Shearer)
Vancouver photographer’s billboards taken down after complaints about being ‘disturbing’

‘Context is everything’ when it comes to understanding these images, says visual art professor Catherine Heard

Trina Hunt's remains were found in the Hope area on March 29. Her family is asking the public to think back to the weekend prior to when she went missing. (Photo courtesy of IHIT.)
Cousin of missing woman found in Hope says she won’t have closure until death is solved

Trina Hunt’s family urges Hope residents to check dashcam, photos to help find her killer

Chief Public Health Officer Theresa Tam listens to a question during a news conference, in Ottawa. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Adrian Wyld
Restrictions will lift once 75% of Canadians get 1 shot and 20% are fully immunized, feds say

Federal health officials are laying out their vision of what life could look like after most Canadians are vaccinated against COVID-19

Mike Farnworth, pre-pandemic. (File photo)
Surrey Police recruitment not distracting cops from shootings, Farnworth says

‘That’s simply not the case,’ Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth told the Now-Leader on Friday

Most Read