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BC Plans To Start Rolling Out COVID-19 Vaccines 'In The First Week Of January'

Bonnie Henry explained who the first phase will include.

In a provincial address on Thursday, December 3, Dr. Bonnie Henry spoke briefly about the plan to roll out COVID-19 vaccines in B.C. 

The top doctor said that a more detailed plan will be coming out next week that will outline who will be receiving COVID-19 vaccines and when. 

Though, she did say that the province is "planning to be able to put vaccines into arms in the first week of January."

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[...] we hope to have everybody done by September of next year. Bonnie Henry

She said that the province will be welcoming the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines in January, but that there's only about 6 million of those rolling out around the country. 

"That's not enough for everybody," Henry said.

Therefore, the first priority will go to vulnerable populations such as those living in long-term care homes and the people taking care of them. 

She said more vaccines are expected to be available to British Columbians by April of 2021. 

Henry explained that as long as vaccines keep coming in and they are continually deemed to be safe and effective, B.C. hopes to administer to everyone who wants a vaccine by September 2021.