COVID-19 vaccination appointments

Brenda Watkins
April 6, 2021

The province announced vaccine appointments can be booked online starting at 8 a.m. on Tuesday, April 6.

A telephone option is also available and people can register in person at their nearest Service BC location.

Arora said 50,094 people aged above 60 years have been administered the first dose of anti-coronavirus vaccine and the second dose has been given to 2,895 such beneficiaries.

Indigenous people over the age of 18, and people who have received letters saying they are clinically extremely vulnerable, can also book online by going to the B.C. government's Get Vaccinated website here.

To preserve system capacity, residents are asked to wait until their age cohort is called to register.

The changes to the vaccine booking process mean B.C.is moving into Phase 3 of its four-phase vaccination plan, the statement said. Penny Ballem, the executive lead of B.C.'s COVID-19 immunization program. "Now, with the help of the new online and single phone number system, we're ready to move onto the next phase of the largest vaccination program in B.C. history".

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The firms said that of these cases, 850 occurred among participants who got the placebo, while 77 were in the vaccinated group. The antibody response in these people remained 28-fold higher even after the second vaccine dose.

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

People between 55 and 65 looking to get the Astra-Zeneca vaccine from their local pharmacy will not be able to book online.

So far, the Fraser Health region has been the only area where residents could book an appointment online.

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. Later the country received additional 29,250 doses of Pfizer vaccine.

According to the province, almost 770,000 eligible British Columbians have received their first dose of vaccine, and more than 87,000 have received their second dose.

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