The province's long-awaited online vaccine booking system launches Tuesday which will allow millions of British Columbians to book their COVID-19 vaccine appointment. On Tuesday, people aged 71 and older and Indigenous people aged 18 and older can register for a dose.
To avoid system backlogs, the Ministry of Health is asking people to avoid registering until they become eligible in their age cohort.
"Today marks a major milestone in our fight against COVID-19, and we ask everyone to wait their turn and follow three steps to help put this pandemic behind us", Premier John Horgan stated.
On the administration of vaccines to Health Care Workers (HCWs) and Frontline Workers (FLWs) in the state, the official said 1.9 lakh HCWs have been administered the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and around 1,14,656 HCWs have been administered the second dose. If you have any concerns about what you see in comments, email the editor in the link above.
You can register for yourself or on someone else's behalf.
You will not be asked for your SIN, driver's licence number, or banking and credit card details.
You should only register when it is your turn. You will get an email, text or phone call telling you when you are eligible to book your appointment.
Neither the phone number or website will be active before April 6, however, and registration is still expected to be divided by ages. This is based on age.
So far, the Fraser Health region has been the only area where residents could book an appointment online. That booking can be made online or by phone. More information can be found here.
This program is being expanded to other parts of the province, including Vancouver Island. "Let's keep our momentum going and get everyone who wants one, their first dose by Canada Day". The province said more information would be provided later this week.
The province is also launching a single call centre, rather than having individual ones available for each health authority.