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With a levy of public health measures announced this week, the province is reporting that vaccine registration has increased, particularly among people under the age of 40.

On Monday, August 23rd, the province reported close to a 175% increase in daily registrations and an almost 89% daily increase compared to the previous Monday.

The uptick comes after the province announced it would require British Columbians to be vaccinated for certain discretionary activities next month.

A total of 8,909 new registrations and 7,347 new appointment bookings were made on Monday, and a total of 10,175 new registrations and 9,486 new appointment bookings were made on Tuesday.

The province reported that vaccine registration for first doses has been significantly higher among people under the age of 40.

Just over 11,000 people under 40 have booked COVID-19 vaccine appointments, and almost 13,000 have registered.

Compared to last week, where there were just over 4,000 registrations and over 5,000 appointments, it appears the BC vaccine card and the FDA approval of the Pfizer vaccine has made an impact on unvaccinated British Columbians.

“Getting vaccinated is the most important step we can all take to move out of this pandemic, and the momentum this week is positive news,” said Adrian Dix.

“I encourage everyone to make the best choice to protect themselves, their loved ones and their community – get vaccinated.”

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