BC has extended its vaccination program to include people as young as 12 years old.
On Wednesday, the Pfizer-BioNTech mRNA vaccine was approved by Health Canada to vaccinate people aged 12 and over.
Canada is the first country in the world to sign off on giving shots to these younger age groups.
The decision comes after positive results of Pfizer-BioNTech’s Phase 3 clinical trial which found the vaccine to be 100 percent effective in children aged 12 to 15.
The study involved 2,260 adolescents between the ages of 12 and 15.
On Tuesday, BC announced it would be offering all pregnant women who are 16 and over to receive the COVID-19 vaccine as a priority.
Registration is now open for all people 18 and over in British Columbia.
Anyone 50 and over who have registered can expect to start receiving email and text notifications to book vaccine appointments beginning on the following days:
- Tuesday, May 4th: 52+ (1969 or earlier)
- Thursday, May 6th: 50+ (1971 or earlier)
As of this publication, 1,943,23 residents of BC have been vaccinated.