B.C.’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan Continues with Fall Boosters

People in B.C. can look ahead to their next COVID-19 vaccine dose with the Province announcing a fall booster program as the next step in its COVID-19 immunization plan. With the fall and winter respiratory illness season approaching, the Province is offering a booster dose to protect people 12 years and older.

Although the number of cases has recently gone down due to high levels of vaccinations, COVID-19 is still circulating in all communities in B.C. Public health is keeping a close eye on how the virus behaves to continue to provide the best advice possible to protect British Columbians, B.C.’s health-care system and communities. This is why a fall booster is recommended.

The most recent recommendation from the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) is that people at increased risk of severe illness and those 65 years and older should receive a booster in the fall.

For all other individuals between 12 and 64, NACI and the Province also encourage a fall booster. NACI also recommends that all fall booster shots should be done six months or more since the last one.

Those under 70 who got their last shot six months or more ago and who feel they have unique or special circumstances, can make an appointment for a second booster through the call centre.

Time Your Booster Doses

COVID-19 vaccinations are available in participating pharmacies and health authority clinics throughout the province. People can make appointments through Get Vaccinated BC or Get a COVID-19 booster.

For full details on this announcement, visit BC Gov News.

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