Dr. Bonnie Henry receives her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine

Dec 22 2020, 1:24 pm

BC’s Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie has rolled up her sleeve and received her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

BC Health Minister Adrian Dix shared a photo of the moment on Twitter, stating that the first immunizations are now taking place in the Vancouver Island Health Authority.

“BC’s Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry also received her initial dose to demonstrate full confidence in the safety of the vaccine and show support for health care workers across our province,” he stated.

At a news conference on Monday, Henry said the province hopes to have all key health care workers plus all residents of long-term care homes vaccinated by the end of January.

Key frontline health care workers are the first in line, followed by residents of long-term care homes, and then other priority populations.

Henry confirmed that all five health authorities have now received vaccine shipments and are getting ready to distribute them from deep-freeze facilities.

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