(Victoria Buzz)

As of Sunday night, everyone 18 and over in BC can now book their COVID-19 vaccine.

As of 7 p.m. last night, the province began sending vaccine appointment invites to registered residents 18-years-old and up.

To receive a text message, people must be registered online through BC’s Get Vaccinated system. Those who have not yet registered can do so online, in-person at the nearest Service BC location, or through a provincial call centre (1-833-838-2323).

Anyone who is not registered should register now in one of three ways:

  • 24/7, online: https://gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated
  • through a provincial call centre between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. (Pacific time) at 1 833 838-2323
  • in person at the nearest Service BC location

Currently, over 50% of BC’s eligible target population of 4.3 million have received their first dose of vaccine, which equates to around 2 million people.

To register online, people need:

  • their Personal Health Number (found on their CareCard or on the back of a driver’s licence or BC Services Card)
  • postal code
  • first and last names
  • date of birth; and
  • an email address that gets checked regularly or a phone number that can receive text messages

As of this publication, there are currently 5,548 active cases with 149 active cases on Vancouver Island, according to Island Health.

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