People In BC Can Get A Second Vaccine Dose Sooner Than Planned Unless They Got AstraZeneca

People are already getting invitations to book their second dose.

People In BC Can Get A Second Vaccine Dose Sooner Than Planned Unless They Got AstraZeneca

On Thursday, May 27, Dr. Bonnie Henry announced that second COVID-19 vaccine doses in B.C. can come sooner than the province had initially planned.

The previous interval between doses was about 13 weeks, said Henry, but it has now been reduced to about eight weeks.


This will only be the case for British Columbians who have received either Pfizer or Moderna. Those who got AstraZeneca will still need to wait between 13 and 16 weeks.

"We don't have all the information yet but we expect to have that very soon," said Henry. "We will have enough of the AstraZeneca vaccine to provide second doses for everybody who wants that."

Prioritization for second doses will be the same as the first, meaning that seniors, Indigenous people, and vulnerable populations will come first. Invitations will already be going out to eligible people.

The maximum interval between doses has been set at 16 weeks by the province.

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