Thursday, April 1, 2021


I’d like to share the latest news about our vaccine rollout. Starting in April, front-line priority workers can receive their first dose of vaccine. This includes first responders, K to 12 educational staff, child care staff, grocery store workers and more. You can see the 
full list here. People in these groups will get more information through their employers, and do not need to call the health authority.
 
People who are clinically extremely vulnerable due to existing medical conditions will also be eligible to receive their first dose of vaccine in the coming weeks. People in this group will receive a letter telling them how to book an appointment, beginning March 29th. You can find more information and the list of conditions here.
 
Vaccine booking by age groups continues ahead of schedule. As of Friday, March 26th at 12pm, all seniors who are 74+ years old and Indigenous seniors who are 65+ years old can call 1-833-348-4787 to book an appointment. Please go to gov.bc.ca/bcseniorsfirst for more information. 
 
Today we announced that seniors in long-term care will soon be able to have frequent, regular opportunities for social visits from loved ones, with safety measures in place. Read more about this here.
 
B.C.’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan continues to save lives and reduce the spread of COVID-19, making us all safer. As always, if you have questions or need any assistance with provincial COVID-19 supports, or any other provincial issue, please reach out. My office can be reached at 
 lana.popham.mla@leg.bc.ca or 250-479-4154.