B.C.’s prime officers are scheduled to unveil how the province’s mass vaccination plan will roll out at a press convention Monday (March 1).
Current on the press convention will probably be Premier John Horgan, Well being Minister Adrian Dix, provincial well being officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and and Dr. Penny Ballem, the manager lead of the B.C. immunization rollout workforce.
It will likely be the province’s first vaccination plan replace since Well being Canada authorised the AstraZeneca vaccine final week, which might pace up immunization efforts on account of its simpler storage necessities. The most recent two-dose shot might be saved and transported at fridge temperatures, not the ultra-cold storage required for Pfizer or the freezer storage required for Moderna.
Presently, all of B.C.’s long-term care residents and workers have been supplied the shot throughout part one, with 90 per cent of every group having gotten their first dose. About half of each teams have acquired their second dose.
In response to the province’s present posted vaccination plan, seniors 80 years of age and older dwelling locally, Indigenous seniors 65 years and up, susceptible populations in congregate dwelling settings and health-care workers who haven’t but acquired a vaccine are subsequent on the record.
These vaccinations are scheduled to be wrapped up by the top of March, with mass immunizations starting in April. These will begin at age 79 and transfer downwards in 5 yr increments. By June, all individuals 60 years of age and older, in addition to youthful individuals deemed “clinically extraordinarily susceptible” are scheduled to have acquired no less than their first dose. In response to the province, entrance line important employees aged 18 to 64 might get their shot in April, Might or June if extra vaccines can be found.
The final group, individuals between the ages of 18 and 59, are scheduled to get their vaccines between July and the top of September, with older people first in line.
As of Friday, B.C. has administered 252,373 whole doses of the COVID-19 vaccines.
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