B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix says there’s a new age-based cohort schedule for people to register for their COVID-19 vaccine appointments.
The government is encouraging people in the following age categories to register to book their shots on the corresponding dates starting at noon:
- Monday, April 12 – Born 1966 or earlier (55+)
- Wednesday, April 14 – Born 1971 or earlier (50+)
- Friday, April 16 – Born 1976 or earlier (45+)
- Mon, April 19 – Born 1981 or earlier (40+)
Registering for an appointment isn’t the same as booking an appointment. Once people register, they will be contacted by their local health authority once an appointment — and vaccine — is available for that age cohort.
Currently, the following people are able to book their appointments:
- People born in 1955 or earlier (66+)
- Indigenous people born in 2003 or earlier (18+)
- People who are clinically extremely vulnerable
When registering, you’ll need to provide your first and last name, date of birth, postal code, Personal Health Number and an email address or phone number that can receive texts.
People between the ages of 55 and 65 can also book an appointment at a participating pharmacy to receive their first dose of the AstraZeneca vaccine.