If you were born in or before 1971, you will be eligible to book a COVID-19 vaccine in British Columbia by the end of next week.
The province announced the next phase of its age-based vaccination program on Friday.
As with previous stages of the program, bookings will be staggered by days of the week, according to the following schedule:
- Friday, April 30: 56 and up (1965 or earlier)
- Sunday, May 2: 54 and up (1967 or earlier)
- Tuesday, May 4: 52 and up (1969 or earlier)
- Thursday, May 6: 50 and up (1971 or earlier)
In order to book, the province says people must register register at its Get Vaccinated website, by phone at 1-833-838-2323 or in person at a Service BC location.
People who register will be notified by email or text when it is their turn to book their vaccine.
In order to book a vaccine, people will need their personal health number, their postal code and an email address or text message-capable phone number that they check frequently.
As of Thursday, more than 1.6 million people — or roughly one in three British Columbians — had received a first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.