BC has recorded a significant increase in the number of vaccine registrations and bookings for first doses, particularly among people under the age of 40.
On Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, there were 8,909 new registrations and 7,347 new appointment bookings.
This represents a 174.8% increase in daily registrations and an 88.6% daily increase in bookings compared to the previous Monday, which recorded 3,242 new registrations and 3,896 bookings.
On Tuesday, Aug. 24, there were 10,175 total new registrations and 9,486 new appointment bookings.
This represents a 201.3% increase in registrations and a 124.4% increase in bookings compared to the previous Tuesday, which recorded 3,279 new registrations and 4,228 appointment bookings.
“Getting vaccinated is the most important step we can all take to move out of this pandemic, and the momentum this week is positive news,” said Adrian Dix, Minister of Health.
“I am pleased that people are heeding our call to roll up their sleeve to help stop the spread of COVID-19. But there’s more work to do, and I encourage everyone to make the best choice to protect themselves, their loved ones and their community – get vaccinated.”
“B.C. has enough vaccines for everyone who is eligible, and there are lots of opportunities to get your shot,” said Dr. Penny Ballem, head of B.C.’s Immunization Program. “You can walk in, book an appointment or visit any of our pop-up clinics. Get vaccinated. It’s simple, it’s convenient and it helps your community.”