People ages 60 and over can now register for COVID-19 vaccination

Registration is the first step. Once people are registered, they will be contacted when it is their turn to book a vaccine appointment. To preserve system capacity, wait until your age group is called to register.

As of April 10, nearly one-million British Columbians have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, with residents ages 60 and older now able to register for their inoculation.

People born in 1961 and earlier, Indigenous people ages 18 and older and those who are clinically extremely vulnerable can now register to book their vaccine appointment through B.C.'s new Get Vaccinated system in one of three ways:

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• online, 24/7, at gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated;

• through a provincial call centre between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. at 1-833-838-2323;

• in-person at the nearest Service BC location. In Kamloops, that is in the Kamloops Law Courts, downtown at Columbia Street and Fourth Avenue.

There are three steps to register to book a vaccine appointment:

1. Register: First, register when it's your turn and get a confirmation code.

2. Book: Book a vaccine appointment when you get an email, text or phone call telling you you're eligible to book based on your age.

3. Get vaccinated: Visit a vaccine clinic to get your vaccine dose.

Registration is the first step. Once people are registered, they will be contacted when it is their turn to book a vaccine appointment. To preserve system capacity, wait until your age group is called to register.

B.C.'s age-based program runs parallel to the pharmacy program for people between the ages of 55 and 65. Anybody between 55 and 65 years of age is eligible to be vaccinated with the AstraZeneca vaccine in local pharmacies throughout the province. A full list of participating pharmacies is here. More pharmacies will be added in the days to come.

Since the Get Vaccinated provincial registration and booking system started on April 6, 2021, nearly 650,000 British Columbians have registered and more than 170,000 have booked their shot.

Nearly 170 mass vaccinations clinics throughout the province are now operating, including two in Kamloops — at the Tournament Capital Centre and on McArthur Island. An average of approximately 40,000 vaccinations are expected to be administered each day as the program continues to ramp up.

Learn More:

To learn more about when it is your turn to be immunized, click here.

For technical immunization information, click here.

For more information on what to expect when you go to get vaccinated for COVID-19, click here.

 

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