BC Sees A Surge In People Booking Vaccinations After Announcing Its Vaccine Passport

In just two days over 11,000 people booked an appointment.

COVID-19 Vaccine Bookings Surge In BC After Its Vaccine Passport Announcement

Following a provincial announcement mandating vaccine cards, there has been a huge increase in both appointments and registrations for COVID-19 vaccines in B.C.

After the province released their plan for vaccination passports on Monday, August 23, there were 8,909 new registrations, according to a government release. That represents a 174.8% increase in daily registrations compared to the previous Monday.

On Tuesday, August 24, government officials reported an even bigger jump, seeing 10,175 new registrations, which is a 201.3% increase over the previous Tuesday.

"Getting vaccinated is the most important step we can all take to move out of this pandemic, and the momentum this week is positive news," said Adrian Dix, minister of health, in the release. "I am pleased that people are heeding our call to roll up their sleeve to help stop the spread of COVID-19. But there's more work to do, and I encourage everyone to make the best choice to protect themselves, their loved ones and their community – get vaccinated."

On Tuesday, August 24, the province announced that they were re-introducing a mask mandate that would come into effect on Wednesday, August 25.

Sarah Rohoman
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