COVID-19: Two-thirds of British Columbians hope to be vaccinated

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Agassiz’s Maria Werring Morrow said she supported the vaccination, but said there was not enough information about the COVID vaccine yet.

“I’m not going to run out and get one right away because it’s a little scary,” said Werring Morrow, who added that she takes care of washing hands, social distancing, wearing a mask the rare times it comes out and maintains a “very small bubble”.

Lewin and Werring Morrow were among a number of people who responded to postmedia messages on social media asking if they were ready to volunteer for the shot.

Nisha Yunus, a residential care aide at Providence Health Care, receives an injection of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine by Christina Cordova, a regional clinical immunization nurse in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, December 15, 2020. Photo de JENNIFER GAUTHIER /X07099

On Tuesday, Nisha Yunus, a 64-year-old residential aide at Providence Health Care, became the first person in British Columbia to receive an injection of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine.

“I am so grateful. It is as if a dream has come true. It is both a privilege and an honor to receive the first COVID-19 vaccine in British Columbia, ”Yunus said in a statement released by the Department of Health. “I have seen firsthand what COVID-19 is doing to families, and I hope we are finally getting closer to the end of this pandemic, so people can safely reunite with their loved ones and put that on behind us.

British Columbia received its first vaccine shipment on Sunday, and Yunus was the first of 4,000 long-term care workers to receive the vaccine.

Provincial health officer Dr Bonnie Henry said the vaccine will be available at two clinics in Vancouver Coastal and Fraser health regions before vaccination is extended to 30 sites.

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