The provincial government has moved its age-based COVID-19 vaccine booking system to include those born in 1949 or earlier, Health Minister Adrian Dix announced Thursday.
Anyone born in 1949, which includes 71- and 72-year-olds, is able to call their local health authority to schedule, effective at noon.
Starting today (at noon) all people born in 1949 or earlier (72+) can book their appointments with their local health authorities.
For more information about the #COVID19 vaccines, our plan and how to book your appointment, visit: https://t.co/eBMxlZFkUM pic.twitter.com/d6PMdqsFed
— Adrian Dix (@adriandix) April 1, 2021
Vaccination appointments are also currently open to Indigenous people 18 years and older.
Extremely clinically vulnerable people who have received a letter telling them they can book their appointments can also call anytime.
In Island Health, the number to call to book an appointment is 1-833-348-4787, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily. However, the call centre will operate on reduced hours Good Friday and Easter Monday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The province says booking information for people aged 70-72 is coming shortly.