COVID – Seniors 75 and up may register for their vaccinations this week

People in their mid- and late 70s can book their COVID-19 vaccinations with Interior Health this week.

A new schedule released today (March 22, 2021) allows seniors born during or before 1943 to start booking today. Those born during or before 1942 and Aboriginal people born during or before 1966 started booking on Saturday.

Here’s the schedule for the rest of the week:

  •   Seniors born in or before 1943 (78+) may book from Monday, March 22
  •   Seniors born in or before 1944 (77+) may book from Tuesday, March 23
  •   Seniors born in or before 1945 (76+) may book from Thursday, March 25
  •   Seniors born in or before 1946 (75+) may book from Saturday, March 27

Individuals who are eligible based on their year of birth may call 1-877-740-7747 between 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. DST, seven days a week to schedule their appointment.

To register for a COVID-19 vaccine appointment, the public will only be asked for:

  •   legal name
  •   date of birth
  •   postal code
  •   personal health number (PHN) from a Care Card or the back of the B.C. driver’s licence or BCservices cards, and
  •   current contact information, including an email address or a phone number that is regularlychecked.

Additional supply of COVID-19 vaccine announced by the Province makes it possible to direct immunizations toward these high-risk workers in select settings such as food processing facilities, work camps, farms and nurseries, IH said in a news release.

Having received 6,500 doses of the AstraZeneca vaccine from the province, Interior Health said it will complete these targeted immunizations over the next few weeks. Interior Health has identified eligible employers and is working directly with them to arrange vaccine scheduling.

For a list of all Interior Health COVID-19 vaccination clinics and other resources, visit:

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