As information becomes available regarding the COVID 19 vaccination program we will post it here. For general information regarding COVID19, please see the COVID19 page
April 7, 2021:The province’s online booking tool now open to register for the vaccine.
March 28, 2021:We are now in Phase 2 of the provincial COVID 19 vaccination program and all people who will turn 73 years of age and older in 2021 (those born in 1948 or earlier) are now invited to book an appointment for vaccination. Indigenous persons 55+ (born in 1966 or earlier) are also able to book.
If you live in Vancouver you can call: 1-877-587-5767 to book your vaccine appointment. Remember that the age of eligibility will change frequently as BC progresses with its vaccination program. You can find the latest information here.
If you need help booking your appointment our staff have been trained to use the booking site and are happy to assist you-just call the office and press 1 to speak with a medical office assistant.
At this time vaccine is only being offer at Vancouver Costal Health Vaccination sites. We do not have COVID 19 vaccines at our office. Home bound elders are able to receive vaccine at home done by a public health nurse, and this can also be booked by calling the number above.
When you are eligible to receive a vaccine, you will not have a choice about which product is given. We know that all the vaccines approved in BC are safe, effective, and a great choice for you. Check out this informational video about the efficacy of different COVID19 vaccines: Comparing COVID19 Vaccines
Recently in the news:
By April 18th the province expects to have 906,059 first doses of the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines available, depending on delivery dates.
68,000 AstraZeneca doses were received last week, with another 340,000 to be delivered by late May. The US may send Canada even more supply. There was recently concern in Europe that the AstraZeneca vaccine was linked to blood clots- this has been disproven and all countries are now proceeding with their plans to vaccinate with the AstraZeneca product. You do not need to worry about increased risk of blood clots.
Starting in April, more than 300,000 first responders, teachers, childcare staff, grocery store workers, and other workers in certain industries will be eligible for their AstraZeneca immunization, administered in parallel with the age-based strategy. This will be coordinated by your employer, or you will be contacted by public health.
The AstraZeneca vaccine will be administered by a combination of community pharmacists, existing clinics, and mobile worksite clinics.
"Clinically Vulnerable" Individuals
In late March, the BC government announced that it will begin offering vaccines to younger people who are clinically vulnerable. If you fall into this category, you will be contacted by public health to arrange an appointment for vaccination. Please remember that many chronic conditions are not included in this list. Full details of who is eligible can be found here.
January 27, 2021: This Covid 19 Vaccination Plan outlines who will be vaccinated when. We are still waiting for more information regarding where this will happen but it appears most likely this will be done in large clinics held in arenas, convention halls, school gymnasiums and community centres. At this time we have not been told if we will be getting any vaccine at the practice but it sounds like that will not be part of the early roll out. Further details are available here.