COVID-19 vaccination appointments

Henrietta Strickland
April 6, 2021

Pacific on Tuesday, April 6 to Indigenous people aged 18 and older (born in 2003 or earlier), other British Columbians aged 71 and older (born in 1950 or earlier), and those who are deemed clinically extremely vulnerable.

People can find out online when it is their turn to book and are asked to wait until their cohort is announced before registering "to preserve system capacity", the province said.

"We encourage everyone in B.C.to get their vaccine at their first opportunity, when it is their turn", said Minister of Health Adrian Dix in a news release.

The province also announced those who do not wish to register to book online or by phone can do so in person at any Service B.C. location as of Tuesday.

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has said B.C.is on track to vaccinate almost half a million British Columbians by mid-April.

The changes in the vaccine rollout come as B.C.is managing a surge in infections.

After you register, you will be given a confirmation number, which you will need to book your actual appointment.

Meanwhile, pharmacies are continuing to administer the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine to people between the ages of 55 and 65.

Currently, the Fraser Health is the only health authority with an online booking system.

The province faced criticism last month for not having an online registration system ready to go when Phase 2 of the age-based vaccination program began, as call centres in each health authority were initially overwhelmed. Figures released Saturday did not include data on recent COVID-related deaths or hospitalizations.

The Brazilian variant, believed to be three times more contagious than the previous COVID strain, is hitting towns like Whistler, leading the province to order Whistler-Blackcomb resort to close until April 19. The variant has also sidelined members of the Vancouver Canucks hockey team.

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