Almost all residents of Capilano Care Centre in West Vancouver have received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.
“Anyone who can and wish to be vaccinated have received their first dose of the vaccine,” according to an update by Revera, the company that runs the care home.
“The second dose will be administered once it is made available,” the company added.
Vancouver Coastal Health declared an outbreak of COVID-19 at Capilano Care Centre Long Term Care Home in November
Over the course of the outbreak, 76 residents tested positive for COVID-19, and 50 residents have since recovered.
As many as 26 residents have passed away from the disease.
During the outbreak, 66 staff members also tested positive for COVID-19, and all of them have since recovered.
Since the start of immunizations in BC last month, as many as 24,139 people have received a COVID-19 vaccine.
“While our December allotment was limited, the smaller initial deliveries have allowed us to refine our processes and address any hurdles that have emerged as we ramp up our provincewide immunization program,” said the Government of BC.
“Our approach is to maximize distribution, while balancing supply – vaccinating as many high-risk people as possible in this initial period.”