Grocery Workers 18 and Up in One B.C. Region Can Register For Vaccine

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A dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine is pictured at a vaccination site in Vancouver Thursday, March 11, 2021. Grocery workers 18 and up in one B.C. region can register for vaccine. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jonathan Hayward

Grocery workers aged 18 and up are now eligible to register for a Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine in British Columbia’s largest health region.

Fraser Health says all workers, whether they are unionized or not, will get information from their employers on how to register and book appointments online, as well as an access code.

Staff must provide identification and proof of employment, such as a pay stub or work identification, when they arrive for an appointment.

Supplies of the Oxford-AstraZeneca vaccine were quickly snapped up last month when the province lowered the eligibility age for the vaccine to 40, before making it available to those aged 30 and up.

 

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has said B.C. expects to receive more vaccine doses starting this month to enable everyone to get their first shot by June.

Health Canada anticipates a total of 36.5 million doses from Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna as well as AstraZeneca from the Serum Institute of India by June 30, though supplies from that country are expected to be disrupted because of a worsening COVID-19 crisis.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 6, 2021.

The Canadian Press

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