Coronavirus Canada Updates: Premier, health officials to reveal details on B.C.’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout plan

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Details about the next phase of British Columbia’s COVID-19 vaccination plan will be announced Monday.

As of Friday, 252,373 doses of the Pfizer and Moderna COVID-19 vaccines have been administered to British Columbians, largely to care home residents and staff, members of remote Indigenous communities and other population groups deemed highest priority.

Monday morning, Premier John Horgan, Health Minister Adrian Dix, Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry and lead of the B.C. immunization rollout team Dr. Penny Ballem will hold an online press conference to lay out the province’s immunization plan for people living in the community.

The province is expected to provide details about how those 80 years of age and older who live on their own will be able to get their vaccine.

Earlier this month, Dr. Henry said those 80 years of age and older should be able to receive their first dose of the vaccine between March 15 and the end of March.

From there, access to the vaccine will become available to the rest of British Columbians, with the oldest getting access first.

Dr. Henry has said that if the federal government delivers on their vaccine supply promises, every British Columbian who wants a vaccine will have it by the end of September.

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