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COVID-19: B.C. opens vaccination bookings to those 18+ living in hot spots

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B.C. health officials on Monday opened COVID-19 vaccinations to people 18 years of age and older who live in high-risk areas.

Adults who were born in 2003 or earlier and live in a neighbourhood or town experiencing high rates of COVID-19 transmission can book their vaccination appointment as of Monday.

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B.C. records 20 COVID-19 deaths over three days, along with 1,759 new cases

Provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said text and email alerts will be sent to eligible people who have registered for a vaccination.  Those who have yet to register can do so at the province’s Get Vaccinated website.

According to the B.C. government, the high-transmission areas are:

Fraser Health

  • Abbotsford Rural
  • Burnaby Southeast
  • Burnaby Southwest
  • Central Abbotsford
  • Cloverdale
  • East Abbotsford
  • East Newton
  • Fleetwood
  • Guildford
  • North Delta
  • North Surrey
  • Panorama
  • Port Coquitlam
  • South Langley Township
  • South Mission
  • West Abbotsford
  • West Newton
  • Whalley
  • Willoughby

Vancouver Coastal Health

  • Britannia Beach
  • Cedar Cottage
  • D’arcy
  • Grandview-Woodland
  • Hastings-Sunrise
  • Kensington
  • Killarney
  • Pinecrest Estates
  • Renfrew-Collingwood
  • Squamish
  • Sunset
  • Victoria-Fraserview

Those who are unsure if they are eligible can enter their postal code at the B.C. government website.

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Henry also noted that all British Columbians over the age of 40 will be able to book a COVID-19 vaccine starting Tuesday.

Henry said Monday that more than two million people have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.

She also reported 1,759 new COVID-19 cases over the past three days, along with 20 deaths.

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