First British Columbian vaccinated, COVID-19 immunizations begin
Today marks the first day of British Columbia’s provincewide COVID-19 immunizations, the most comprehensive vaccine program to ever be delivered in B.C.
Over the coming days, approximately 4,000 health-care workers in British Columbia will be rolling up their sleeves to receive the first approved COVID-19 vaccine.
Nisha Yunus, a 64-year old residential care aid was one of the first people in British Columbia to receive the COVID-19 immunization. Yunus has worked in the same long-term care home in the Vancouver Coastal Health region for 41 years, all in the same unit and on the same floor.
Yukon to get COVID-19 vaccine starting January, all willing adults vaccinated in ‘early 2021’
Officials in Yukon have announced that the Moderna vaccine for COVID-19 will begin arriving in the territory in January.
Premier Sandy Silver said Thursday that all adults who want the vaccine will receive it for free, within the first three months of 2021.
Health Minister Pauline Frost said Yukon will get 50,400 doses by the end of March. That’s enough to cover 25,000 people, she said, which is about 75 per cent of the adult population.