COVID-19 vaccinations launches Tuesday

Sinopharm vaccine is expected to receive WHO authorisation in mid April. Milos Miskov  Anadolu Agency

People will be required to register when they become eligible in their age category. Penny Ballem, executive lead of BC's COVID-19 immunization program.

The changes to the vaccine booking process mean moving into Phase 3 of its four-phase vaccination plan, the statement said.

People can find out online when it is their turn to book and are asked to wait until their cohort is announced before registering "to preserve system capacity", the province said. "We're ready to move onto the next phase of the largest vaccination program in B.C. history". "Every vaccine delivered makes all of us safer - let's keep our momentum going and get everyone who wants one, their first dose by Canada Day". Those looking for the Astra-Zeneca vaccine will need to book directly with their local pharmacy.

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

The province says online registration takes five minutes.

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On Tuesday, all of the phone numbers for the individual health authorities will shut down, with a central call centre opening.

The province has seen daily infections top the 1,000 mark several times over the past week, including a single-day record of 1,072 new cases on Saturday.

The state has the highest level of coronavirus cases per 100,000 people in the U.S. after MI over the last seven days, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The variant has also sidelined members of the Vancouver Canucks hockey team.

A total of 1,20,378 FLWs have been administered the first dose of the vaccine and 43,494 FLWs have been administered the second dose.

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.

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