Online booking tool for COVID-19 vaccinations to open on Tuesday
Apr 06 2021
That number is 1-833-838-2323.
When the Get Vaccinated system opens, people born in 1950 or earlier, Indigenous people who are 18 and older, and those who have certain medical conditions will be eligible to register.
The province also announced those who do not wish to register to book online or by phone can do so in person at any Service B.C. location as of Tuesday.
Arora said 50,094 people aged above 60 years have been administered the first dose of anti-coronavirus vaccine and the second dose has been given to 2,895 such beneficiaries.
The province faced criticism last month for not having an online registration system ready when the second phase of its age-based vaccination program began after call centres in each health authority were initially overwhelmed.
"Every vaccine delivered makes all of us safer", provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said in a news release.
"Now, with the help of the new online and single phone number system, we're ready to move onto the next phase".
Once the website is up and running, residents will be able to register to receive a confirmation code, which will then allow them to book their appointment.
The state has the highest level of coronavirus cases per 100,000 people in the U.S. after MI over the last seven days, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
To date, the province says almost 770,000 eligible B.C. residents, or one in six, have received their first dose of a vaccine, and more than 87,000 have received their second dose. The variant has also sidelined members of the Vancouver Canucks hockey team. Later the country received additional 29,250 doses of Pfizer vaccine.
That includes the first batch of Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccines - 316,800 doses - to be sent to Canada from the global vaccine-sharing initiative known as the COVAX Facility.