VACCINE UPDATE FOR JUNE 1
Following provincial guidelines, we are offering second doses of COVID-19 vaccines eight weeks after the first dose. Ensure you are registered in the provincial booking system at www.getvaccinated.gov.bc.ca to be notified when it is time to book your appointment. The province is aiming to have offered everyone in B.C. their second dose by the end of the summer.
We encourage staff to book your appointment during non-scheduled hours in order to minimize the impact of service delivery. If your appointment is booked during work hours, please remember to speak with your manager to request a leave for the required time off.
All staff must bring the following to their vaccine appointment:
- One-write/paper record from your first dose
- PHC staff identification
- Your notification of eligibility from the provincial booking system
More than 3 million British Columbians have received Dose 1
Yesterday, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry announced the delivery 3,250,116 doses of all three vaccines to adults and children aged 12 and older in B.C., and that more than 3 million people have received their first dose. She said the number represents 66.1 per cent of eligible people older than 12. Dr. Henry emphasized that getting the second dose is important to maximize protection for the maximum amount of time, and everyone should ensure they are registered in order to receive a notification when it’s time to make an appointment.
Information coming Thursday for those who received AstraZeneca for their first dose
Dr. Henry said she will provide further details on Thursday about the Dose 2 approach for people who received the AstraZeneca vaccine for their first dose. People will have a choice and she will be providing all the information needed so they can make the best choice for them.