COVID-19 vaccination appointments

06 Avril, 2021, 04:19 | Auteur: Christine Menetries

On the administration of vaccines to Health Care Workers (HCWs) and Frontline Workers (FLWs) in the state, the official said 1.9 lakh HCWs have been administered the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and around 1,14,656 HCWs have been administered the second dose.

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. "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".

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.

"We encourage everyone to get their vaccine at their first opportunity, when it is their turn", said Health Minister Adrian Dix. Check gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated to see when you are eligible.

To register you will need to provide your name, date of birth, postal code, and Personal Health Number.

You will not be asked for your SIN, driver's licence number, or banking and credit card details.

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

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You should only register when it is your turn.

They will be notified by email, text or phone when they are eligible to book their appointments. This is based on age.

Appointments will be booked online or by phone.

Prior to this development, people had to call and book appointments for a COVID-19 vaccine. More information can be found here.

What if I have already received my first dose?

That program is expected to expand to other regions of the province over the next few days.

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.

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