B.C. to start registering people 18 years and older for COVID-19 vaccines

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B.C. to start registering people 18 years and older for COVID-19 vaccines

VICTORIA — The British Columbia government says it's inviting people 18 years and older to register for a COVID-19 vaccine over the next week.

A Ministry of Health statement Sunday says more than 1.8 million people will now be invited to register for their COVID-19 vaccine through the province's Get Vaccinated program.

The ministry says the registration program starts Monday with people 40 years and older asked to sign up first, with those 35 and older registering Tuesday.

The ministry says the registration program will continue through Wednesday for those 30 and older, Thursday 25 years old and above and people 18 years and older should sign up Friday.

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The statement says vaccine registration is the first step and residents will be contacted about booking an appointment once they've signed up. 

Registration can be done online, by phone, or in-person at a Service BC office. 

According to an estimated timeline for B.C.'s vaccination plan, people between 18 and 34 are expected to receive their first dose sometime in June.

The ministry says as of Saturday, 1.2 million people in B.C. have received their first vaccine dose.

This report by The Canadian Press was first published April 18, 2021.

The Canadian Press