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COVID-19 vaccinations just opened up for every B.C. resident over 65

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 cohort yet. Previously, the aged-based program had been moving down one year at a time.
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A successful COVID-19 vaccine recipient heads back to his vehicle from the new immunization centre at the Poirier Forum in Coquitlam that opened recently.

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.