Seniors in British Columbia who are over the age of 75 will be eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccination appointment starting his week.
The provincial government is expanding vaccine registration for anyone over the age of 75. Anyone born in 1943 or earlier will be able to register on Monday, March 22 at 12 pm.
Indigenous peoples over the age of 55 (born in 1966 or earlier) are also eligible to book a vaccination.
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As the province continues its age-based approach for COVID-19 vaccinations, BC says that the rollout continues to be “ahead of schedule.”
NEW: Our COVID-19 vaccine rollout is ahead of schedule. Share the weekly schedule with your community and help a senior book an appointment. Please only call your regional health authority if it’s your turn!
— BC Government News (@BCGovNews) March 19, 2021
Last week, health officials announced that more than 300,000 frontline workers in BC would be eligible to receive a COVID-19 vaccine in the coming weeks.
A number of different frontline workers have been identified as “priority groups” and will be able to receive either the AstraZeneca or COVISHIELD vaccine starting in April.
The following frontline workers have been identified:
- First responders (police, firefighters, emergency transport)
- K-12 educational staff
- Childcare staff
- Grocery store workers
- Postal workers
- Bylaw and quarantine officers
- Manufacturing workers
- Wholesale and warehousing employees
- Staff living in congregate housing at places such as ski hills
- Correctional facilities staff
- Cross-border transport staff
The timeline for COVID-19 vaccinations across all age groups has also been updated and is as follows:
People aged 79 to 60, in five-year increments:
- 79 to 75 (Dose 1 (D1) April)
- 74 to 70 (D1 April)
- 69 to 65 (D1 April)
- 64 to 60 (D1 April)
People aged 59 to 18, in five-year increments:
- 59 to 55 (D1 May)
- 54 to 50 (D1 May)
- 49 to 45 (D1 May)
- 44 to 40 (D1 May/June)
- 39 to 35 (D1 June)
- 34 to 30 (D1 June)
- 29 to 25 (D1 June)
- 24 to 18 (D1 June)