The B.C. government opened up its age-based vaccination program to everyone over the age of 65 Thursday in a move that expands vaccine availability to the largest age-based cohort yet.
Previously, the aged-based program had been moving down one year at a time. But the latest call to register for a COVID-19 vaccine expands that to a five-year cohort of British Columbians.
Indigenous people over 18 and those deemed “clinically most vulnerable” are also currently eligible to book an appointment at one of the province’s vaccination clinics.
In addition, people between the ages of 55 and 65 who live in the Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health regions are eligible to receive the AstraZeneca vaccine at a number of local pharmacies.
More information is available through the province’s “Get Vaccinated” portal.
NEW: People aged 65+ and Indigenous peoples 18+ can now register for their vaccine appointment online, by phone, or in person. Share the schedule and help someone in your community get their vaccine appointment. Please only register if it’s your turn! #CovidBC— BC Government News (@BCGovNews) April 8, 2021