Premier John Horgan hosted a Friday morning media event, the session called to introduce the Provincial Government's vaccine delivery program, with the Premier calling on Doctor Bonnie Henry and Doctor Penny Ballem the executive lead of the immunization program to outlined what's ahead for British Columbians.
The program which features four stages will see those who are considered most at risk continue to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as has been the case through January.
For the remainder of the province's population, age has been identified as the single greatest risk and towards the deliver of upcoming supplies, the third phase will see the general population begin to get the opportunity for their COVID-19 shots.Phase 3, starting in April, will expand to include people between the ages of 79 to 75 and work backwards in five-year increments to include those age 60 and over. Also included in this phase are people with certain underlying health conditions that make them clinically extremely vulnerable.
“We’re working closely with our regional health authorities, our colleagues at the BC Centre for Disease Control over these first several weeks of the plan. Moving ahead, we will reach out to other community, faith and business leaders throughout the province to ensure that, by working together, the deployment of these vaccines is done quickly and safely. Every immunization for COVID-19 is one step closer to a healthier future for us all, and that is why so much effort and thought has gone into this plan.” -- Doctor Penny Ballum on the BC vaccine program roll out