Vaccination Rollout Needs to Utilize Unique Spaces as Vaccination Sites

The Surrey Board of Trade asks the BC Government and the Provincial Health Officer to consider utilizing unique spaces such as banquet halls, cinema spaces, and others as vaccination sites.

Many large venue spaces are currently shut down with no revenue being generated due to provincially mandated shutdowns. These businesses are losing thousands of dollars per day until there are enough people vaccinated to lift the restrictions. In order to get businesses open, we need enough vaccines, and the spaces to administer the vaccines.

“We need to think innovatively,” said Anita Huberman, CEO Surrey Board of Trade. “Utilizing underused spaces that have been largely vacant for much of the pandemic could be an effective way to expedite vaccinations. The Government needs to look at non-traditional vaccination sites and provide some level of compensation to venue owners.”

“Another point to note is the issue of a shortage of vaccine administrators. We need to get more people trained and ready to administer the vaccine in an efficient manner.”

A detailed letter has been sent to the BC Government by the Surrey Board of Trade.


Anita Huberman, 604-634-0342,