Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.'s provincial health officer, and Adrian Dix, Minister of Health (Colin Smith Takes Pics)

In the latest COVID-19 update for the province, Minister of Health, Adrian Dix, said he’s hopeful that “10% of the population will be immunized by April,” if the vaccines are delivered on schedule.

Dr. Henry provided an update to B.C’s vaccination program saying it was back on schedule after delays due to extreme weather conditions.

Both the Pfizer-BioNTech and the Moderna vaccines have seen plenty of delay in the past month due to both lack of supply and extreme weather conditions.

During the presser, Henry said she is “excited” about the opportunities that come with other potential vaccines, including Johnson & Johnson’s, but reiterated they have yet to get CFIA or FDA approval.

In the latest Island Health update, 67 new cases were announced with a total of 151 active cases and 2 new deaths.

Here is the breakdown by region:

South Island: 47 | Total cases: 564
Central Island: 95 | Total cases: 1,137
North Island: 9 | Total cases: 296

For more information on B.C’s latest Covid-19 update go here.

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