People 60+ invited to book vaccination appointments
More than 90,000 British Columbians aged 60 years and older will receive invitations to book their COVID-19 vaccine as B.C.’s Get Vaccinated program moves forward.
In addition, those aged 18+ are able to register for their COVID-19 vaccination beginning at noon on Friday, April 23. The fastest way to register is online: gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated, an April 23 B.C. Ministry of Health information bulletin stated.
To register, people need:
* their personal health number (found on their CareCard, or on the back of their driver’s licence or BC Services Card);
* postal code;
* first and last names;
* date of birth; and
* an email address that is checked regularly or a phone number that can receive text messages.
With the addition of individuals who are 18 and older, the entire adult population of British Columbia is now able to register through B.C.’s Get Vaccinated system in one of three ways:
* 24/7, online: gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated;
* through a provincial call centre between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. (Pacific time), toll-free, at 1 833 838-2323; or
* in person at the nearest Service BC location.
Since the Get Vaccinated provincial registration and booking system started on April 6, over 1.5 million British Columbians have registered and nearly 500,000 have booked their shot.
As of April 22, 2021, more than 1.5 million people in B.C. have received their first vaccine dose.