BC Just Revealed Its COVID-19 Vaccine Timeline With Exactly When Everyone's Getting Them
B.C.'s COVID-19 vaccine timeline has just been released and it includes four phases to get vaccines to everyone who wants them.
The province is currently in Phase 1 of the rollout plan and the final phase is set to conclude in September 2021.
Our immunization rollout will guide us through the spring and summer, ensuring that those who are most in need of the vaccine will receive it as soon as possible."
Health Minister, Adrian Dix
"Phase 1 has had more than 103,000 people in B.C. receiving their first dose of vaccine and second doses are underway," the province explained in a press release.
The immunization plan takes an age-based approach with the province's older folks receiving their vaccines first.
Phase 1 will finish in February and includes:
- Staff and residents of long-term care and assisted living facilities as well as essential visitors
- People awaiting long-term care
- Hospital health care workers who care for COVID-19 patients
- B.C.'s remote and isolated Indigenous communities
Phase 2 runs from February to March includes the following:
- All seniors who are 80-years-old and above
- Indigenous seniors who are 65-years-old and above, Elders, and additional communities
- Hospital staff, community GPs and other medical specialists
- Vulnerable populations in "select congregated settings"
- Community home support workers and nurses for seniors
Next, Phase 3 which is from April to June includes everyone aged 79 to 60 and people from 69 to 16 who are "clinically extremely vulnerable."
Finally, Phase 4 will take place from July to September and includes everyone from age 59 to 18.
"At every step, our plan puts the health and safety of our most vulnerable people at the centre, and when it's your turn, I encourage everyone to get their COVID-19 vaccine and help us move forward, together, to a healthier province," said John Horgan in a press release.