Beginning March 31, those aged 55 to 65 in Vancouver Coastal Health and Fraser Health regions can call their local pharmacy and book an appointment to receive their vaccine.
A partnership between Immunize BC and community pharmacists is making the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccine available to those aged 55 to 65 in VCH and Fraser Health regions.
Drop-in service may be an option at the more than 150 participating pharmacies.
People must bring their personal health number, which is found on their BC Services Card or CareCard.
“We’re moving ahead with our immunization plan and delivering on our promise to British Columbians to move as quickly as possible, and as safely as possible, to get them the vaccines that they have been waiting patiently for,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health.
“We know from the millions of doses used worldwide, and especially in the U.K., it is highly effective and the benefits to those over age 55 far outweigh the very real risks of getting COVID-19,” said Dr. Bonnie Henry, B.C.’s provincial health officer.
“I encourage everyone in the Lower Mainland who is between 55 and 65 years of age to receive their safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine today.”