Everyone in BC over 18 can register for a COVID-19 vaccine this week

Apr 18 2021, 11:19 am
Everyone in British Columbia who is over the age of 18 will be able to register to get a COVID-19 vaccine this week.

On Sunday, the Ministry of Health revealed a new registration schedule for adults between the ages of 18 and 40.

Beginning on Monday, people aged 40 and up will be able to register for a COVID-19 vaccine. Registration opens to those over the age of 35 on Tuesday.

On Wednesday, people over the age of 30 can register, and anyone  aged 25 and up can register on Thursday.

On Friday, everyone in BC who is over the age of 18 can register for a COVID-19 vaccine.

Registration can be done online, by phone, or in-person at a Service BC office. Once people have registered they will be contacted to book a vaccine appointment “when it is their turn.”

In order to preserve system capacity, the province asks that people wait to register until the day their age group is eligible to do so.

People aged 45 and up, Indigenous peoples 18 and over, and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable are already able to register for a vaccine.

As well, anyone over the age of 55 can get an AstraZeneca vaccine at participating pharmacies across the province.

To date, over 1.2 million people in BC have received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The province has seen 117,080 virus cases and 1,530 deaths since the pandemic began.

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