Island Health’s Vax Van heads to the Cowichan Valley

Island Health is making it easier than ever for people aged 12 and over to get their first dose or second dose of COVID-19 vaccine, by bringing our custom Vax Van to three locations in the Cowichan Valley.

The summer months are busy, and taking time out to get a COVID-19 vaccine can be hard to fit in with life’s many other plans. To help ensure every eligible person has the opportunity to get their COVID-19 vaccine, the Vax Van will visit the following locations:

Town Location Date/Time

Mill Bay

Thrifty Foods parking lot
(Mill Bay Shopping Center, 2720 Mill Bay Rd)  
Wednesday, August 18, 1 - 6 p.m.


Canadian Tire parking lot
(2929 Green Rd)

Thursday, August 19, 1 - 6 p.m.

Lake Cowichan

Country Grocer parking lot
(83 Cowichan Lake Rd)
Friday, August 20, 1 - 6 p.m.

Those attending Vax Van clinics are advised to stay hydrated and have something to eat before getting vaccinated, if possible. 

Not in a location where the Vax Van will be visiting? Island Health is offering first and second dose walk-in immunizations at all of our community clinics (, for anyone 12 years and older. Second doses must be at least 28 days after first doses. Although no appointment is required at any clinic, you can save time by registering in advance at:

For more information about our vaccine roll-out and COVID-19, visit