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Posted on: March 19, 2021

COVID-19 Update - March 19, 2021

Creston, BC March 19, 2021: Yesterday the Provincial Health Officer provided an update on BC’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan. Beginning in April, people in priority groups identified by public health and the COVID-19 Workplace Task Group will start to receive their first dose of the AstraZeneca/SII COVISHIELD (AZ/SII) Vaccine. These groups include:

  • first responders (police, firefighters, emergency transport);
  • K-12 educational staff;
  • child care staff;
  • grocery store workers;
  • postal workers;
  • bylaw and quarantine officers;
  • manufacturing workers;
  • wholesale/warehousing employees;
  • staff living in congregate housing at places such as ski hills;
  • correctional facilities staff; and
  • cross-border transport staff.

Vaccine appointments for priority-based workers will be coordinated through employers – there is no need to call into call centres, please keep the phone lines open for age-based bookings. 

Book your Vaccine Appointment Eligible Seniors: Interior Health is currently booking eligible seniors for their COVID-19 vaccine by age group according to the following schedule: 

  • Seniors born in or before 1940 (81+), Aboriginal people (First Nations, Métis Inuit) born in or before 1956 (65+), and Elders may book from Thursday, March 18.
  • Seniors born in or before 1941 (80+) may book from Friday, March 19.
  • Seniors born in or before 1942 (79+) and Aboriginal people born in or before 1966 (55+) may book from Saturday, March 20 from 12:00 pm PDT.
  • Seniors born in or before 1943 (78+) may book from Monday, March 22 from 12:00 pm PDT.
  • Seniors born in or before 1944 (77+) may book from Tuesday, March 23 from 12:00 pm PDT.
  • Seniors born in or before 1945 (76+) may book from Thursday, March 25 from 12:00 pm PDT.
  • Seniors born in or before 1946 (75+) may book from Saturday, March 27 from 12:00 pm PDT.

 To book an appointment in the Interior Health Region call 1-877-740-7747.  To learn more visit:  https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/seniors 

BC Centre for Disease Control Update Weekly Update on COVID-19 Case Counts:   From March 7 to 13, 2021 the BCCDC reported no new cases of COVID-19 in the Creston Local Health Area. It is important to continue to take all the necessary COVID-19 safety measures to ensure our Town remains healthy and safe.  To view the map visit: http://www.bccdc.ca/Health-Info-Site/PublishingImages/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/case-counts-press-statements/covid19_lha_20210307_20210313.png 

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