(Minister of Health, Adrian Dix/Photo by Colin Smith Takes Pics)

Beginning next week, people living in BC with existing medical conditions, such as various forms of cancer, transplant recipients and severe respiratory conditions, will be able to register for their COVID-19 vaccine.

Starting Monday, March 29th, approximately 200,000 people in BC aged 16 years and older who are clinically extremely vulnerable (CEV) are eligible to receive their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in the coming weeks.

The announcement comes alongside an announcement that the age-based vaccine rollout is ahead of schedule.

“B.C. has made tremendous progress on our age-based vaccine program,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health.

“Clinical experts have now determined those who have a high risk of severe illness from the virus and now have the vaccine supply to protect these most vulnerable people.”

Those people identified as CEV will receive a letter in the mail in the coming days with information on how to book an appointment, beginning March 29th.

People who receive this invitation letter must bring it with them to their vaccination appointment.

Those born in 1945 will be able to book their appointments starting Wednesday, March 24th.

The revised health authority eligibility call-in schedule follows:

• age 76 (born in 1945) – Wednesday, March 24th at noon

• age 75 (born in 1946) – Thursday, March 25th at noon

• age 74 (born in 1947) – Friday, March 26th at noon

Appointments for CEV’s will run parallel to the age-based vaccination rollouts.

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