More Moderna vaccine on its way to British Columbia – –

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More Moderna vaccine on its way to British Columbia – –


The rate of the first dose of vaccine for adults has reached 75%, compared to 73.1% for those aged 12 and over in the province.

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The British Columbia government is working to incorporate a “significant additional” delivery of Moderna vaccine into its plans as it pushes more people to sign up for their second dose.

A joint statement from provincial health worker Dr Bonnie Henry and Minister of Health Adrian Dix indicates that the federal government has confirmed that a boost to the Moderna vaccine will arrive later this month.

The rate of the first dose of vaccine for adults has reached 75%, compared to 73.1% for those aged 12 and over in the province. Almost 500,000 people received their second dose of the vaccine.

The statement said 180 new cases of COVID-19 were reported on Friday and one person died, for a total of 1,730 deaths.

There are 162 people hospitalized and 45 of them are in intensive care.

There is also a new outbreak at a health care facility at Rotary Manor Dawson Creek in the Northern Health Region.

Henry and Dix say efforts to secure second doses in guns across British Columbia continue and remain a critical part of the province’s restart strategy.

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“What we have seen is that getting vaccinated fully with your first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccine is making a difference, helping to significantly slow the spread in our communities.

“Right now, second dose invitations start at eight weeks, with most locations being booked two to three weeks later…

“Whether you have a Pfizer, Moderna or AstraZeneca vaccine, there will be a dose available for you when it is your turn. “


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