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Horgan says 4,000 British Columbians will get COVID-19 vaccine next week


Premier John Horgan offered a sneak peek of BC’s COVID-19 immunization plan ahead of the big announcement coming on Wednesday.

“The first vaccine doses are just days away,” Horgan wrote in a tweet Tuesday afternoon.

“About 4,000 high-risk people in BC will be immunized by end of next week.”

Horgan will be joining health minister Adrian Dix, PHO Dr. Bonnie Henry, and Vancouver Coastal Health’s vice-president for pandemic response and director of regional emergency operations centre, Dr. Ross Brown to announce the details of the province’s vaccine rollout plan at 3 p.m. on December 9.

On Monday, Henry announced that BC is set to receive the first doses of the Pfizer vaccine next week.

To begin with, the initial doses are ear-marked for seniors and long-term care residents who are most at-risk of serious illness.

Specialized containers containing dry ice and other mechanisms needed to safely store the vaccine have arrived in the province as of Tuesday, December 8.

Brishti Basu
Former Senior Staff Writer and Content Manager at Victoria Buzz.

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