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VICTORIA — British Columbia health officials say shorter wait times between first and second COVID-19 vaccine shots for people are expected with the arrival of more than one million doses in May. Provincial health officer Dr.VICTORIA — British Columbia health officials say shorter wait times between first and second COVID-19 vaccine shots for people are expected with the arrival of more than one million doses in May. Provincial health officer Dr.

COVID-19 second-dose vaccine wait times may drop with more supply, says Dr. Henry - Richmond News

British Columbia's top doctor says people in the province should take the first vaccine they're offered, as Canada's vaccine advisory committe reaffirmed its preference Monday for mRNA vaccines.British Columbia's top doctor says people in the province should take the first vaccine they're offered, as Canada's vaccine advisory committe reaffirmed its preference Monday for mRNA vaccines.

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British Columbia identified another 2,174 cases of COVID-19 and suffered 15 related deaths over the weekend. British Columbia identified another 2,174 cases of COVID-19 and suffered 15 related deaths over the weekend.

COVID-19 in B.C.: 2,174 cases, 15 deaths over 1st weekend in May | CTV News

The BC Ministry of Health reported a total of 131,656 since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Close to 2,000,000 residents have been vaccinated.The BC Ministry of Health reported a total of 131,656 since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Close to 2,000,000 residents have been vaccinated.

BC health officials announce 2,174 new cases for a three-day period on Monday, May 3rd

Henry noted that in the U.K., where there's been more vaccinations, they are experimenting with public gatherings by monitoring participants before and after to learn how to mitigate risk.Henry noted that in the U.K., where there's been more vaccinations, they are experimenting with public gatherings by monitoring participants before and after to learn how to mitigate risk.

COVID-19 in B.C.: Dr. Bonnie Henry raises hope of outdoor arts events and urges pregnant women to get immunized | Georgia Straight Vancouver's News & Entertainment Weekly

THE LATEST: B.C. announced 2,714 COVID-19 cases over a three-day period Monday, for a daily average of 725 cases. 15 more people died from the disease, most of them in their 70s. There are 7,327 active COVID-19 cases in B.C. More than 45 per cent of eligible British Columbians have received at least one vaccine dose. 474 people are in hospital, the lowest number since April 20. Of the people in hospital, 176 are in intensive care. Everyone in B.C. will be able to receive a first dose sooner than July 1 goal, says Dr. Bonnie Henry. The province is looking to shrink the four-month window between first and second doses as supply increases. Henry says big outdoor events won't be taking place this summer or fall, but smaller events should be allowed. B.C.'s third-wave curve continues to decrease as the province Monday confirmed 2,174 new COVID-19 cases over a three-day period. The province confirmed 835 cases Friday to Saturday, 671 cases Saturday to Sunday, and 668 cases Sunday to Monday, for a daily average of 725 cases. That marks a 13-per-cent drop from the previous Monday, as B.C.'s third-wave curve continues to decline, more than a month after the province implemented a "circuit breaker"-style lockdown on indoor activities. "There are some encouraging signs that our efforts are working," said Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. "We are starting to come down on the other side of the curve. And as we have seen in places like the U.K. and the U.S., once we get down that curve, we can start to see dramatic decreases." B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix cautioned that hospitalizations remain too high and are straining the province's health-care system. He said residents must continue to adhere to public health measures to protect health-care workers. Transmission down by as much as 40 per cent Sally Otto, a UBC professor and COVID-19 modeller tracking variants, said over the weekend the province is heading in the right direction after what appeared to be an ominous third wave. "It is really striking how British Columbia has been able to bend the curve when things are starting to spiral out of control," she said. Otto says getting more people vaccinated and the so-called circuit-breaker health measures have reduced transmission by as much as 40 per cent. "If we can hold these restrictions where we are, in a month when we've got a lot more people vaccinated, then we can really look forward to opening things back up," she said. Vaccinations on 'warp speed' As of Monday, 1,877,330 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, including 91,731 second doses. More than 45 per cent of eligible British Columbians have now received a first dose. Henry said the province is entering a new era of vaccinations, with the province expecting to receive more than a million doses in May. Henry said the province will be able to meet its goal of providing the first shot to every eligible British Columbian by July 1 and likely sooner than that. She said as increased shipments continue, the province should be able to shrink the four-month window between the first and second doses. Getting jabbed Henry also urged all B.C. residents to register online for their vaccinations, even those who received their first vaccine from a pharmacy. She said pharmacies and workplaces are inputting doses into the province's immunization registry, but glitches and delays can happen. British Columbians aged 54 and older who have registered to be vaccinated against COVID-19 are now receiving invitations from the province to book their shots, while everyone 18 and older can register for their vaccination. Registering for a vaccine is not the same as booking the appointment to get your shot. Once registered, users receive a confirmation code. They then wait for an email, text or call telling them they are eligible and can then book their vaccine appointment using that code. The province is also vaccinating people between the ages of 30 and 65 with the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine in local pharmacies throughout the province. There are three ways to register for vaccinations: By phone through the provincial phone line at 1-833-838-2323. In person at any Service B.C. location. B.C. has also begun booking appointments to immunize priority front-line groups such as first responders and teachers. Winona Waldron, president of the Greater Victoria Teachers' Association, said district teachers were notified Friday and some had successfully booked appointments for as early as Monday. "Just huge, huge relief," said Waldon, during an interview on CBC's On The Island. Read more: What's happening elsewhere in Canada As of Sunday, Canada has reported 1,234,180 cases of COVID-19, with a five per cent decrease in active cases from the week before. A total of 24,299 people have died of the disease. What are the symptoms of COVID-19? Common symptoms include: Fever. Cough. Tiredness. Shortness of breath. Loss of taste or smell. Headache. But more serious symptoms can develop, including difficulty breathing and pneumonia. What should I do if I feel sick? Use the B.C. Centre for Disease Control's COVID-19 self-assessment tool. Testing is recommended for anyone with symptoms of cold or flu, even if they're mild. People with severe difficulty breathing, severe chest pain, difficulty waking up or other extreme symptoms should call 911. What can I do to protect myself? Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly. Keep them clean. Keep at least two metres away from people outside your bubble. Keep your distance from people who are sick. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Wear a mask in indoor public spaces. More detailed information on the outbreak is available on the federal government's website.THE LATEST: B.C. announced 2,714 COVID-19 cases over a three-day period Monday, for a daily average of 725 cases. 15 more people died from the disease, most of them in their 70s. There are 7,327 active COVID-19 cases in B.C. More than 45 per cent of eligible British Columbians have received at least one vaccine dose. 474 people are in hospital, the lowest number since April 20. Of the people in hospital, 176 are in intensive care. Everyone in B.C. will be able to receive a first dose sooner than July 1 goal, says Dr. Bonnie Henry. The province is looking to shrink the four-month window between first and second doses as supply increases. Henry says big outdoor events won't be taking place this summer or fall, but smaller events should be allowed. B.C.'s third-wave curve continues to decrease as the province Monday confirmed 2,174 new COVID-19 cases over a three-day period. The province confirmed 835 cases Friday to Saturday, 671 cases Saturday to Sunday, and 668 cases Sunday to Monday, for a daily average of 725 cases. That marks a 13-per-cent drop from the previous Monday, as B.C.'s third-wave curve continues to decline, more than a month after the province implemented a "circuit breaker"-style lockdown on indoor activities. "There are some encouraging signs that our efforts are working," said Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry. "We are starting to come down on the other side of the curve. And as we have seen in places like the U.K. and the U.S., once we get down that curve, we can start to see dramatic decreases." B.C. Health Minister Adrian Dix cautioned that hospitalizations remain too high and are straining the province's health-care system. He said residents must continue to adhere to public health measures to protect health-care workers. Transmission down by as much as 40 per cent Sally Otto, a UBC professor and COVID-19 modeller tracking variants, said over the weekend the province is heading in the right direction after what appeared to be an ominous third wave. "It is really striking how British Columbia has been able to bend the curve when things are starting to spiral out of control," she said. Otto says getting more people vaccinated and the so-called circuit-breaker health measures have reduced transmission by as much as 40 per cent. "If we can hold these restrictions where we are, in a month when we've got a lot more people vaccinated, then we can really look forward to opening things back up," she said. Vaccinations on 'warp speed' As of Monday, 1,877,330 doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been administered, including 91,731 second doses. More than 45 per cent of eligible British Columbians have now received a first dose. Henry said the province is entering a new era of vaccinations, with the province expecting to receive more than a million doses in May. Henry said the province will be able to meet its goal of providing the first shot to every eligible British Columbian by July 1 and likely sooner than that. She said as increased shipments continue, the province should be able to shrink the four-month window between the first and second doses. Getting jabbed Henry also urged all B.C. residents to register online for their vaccinations, even those who received their first vaccine from a pharmacy. She said pharmacies and workplaces are inputting doses into the province's immunization registry, but glitches and delays can happen. British Columbians aged 54 and older who have registered to be vaccinated against COVID-19 are now receiving invitations from the province to book their shots, while everyone 18 and older can register for their vaccination. Registering for a vaccine is not the same as booking the appointment to get your shot. Once registered, users receive a confirmation code. They then wait for an email, text or call telling them they are eligible and can then book their vaccine appointment using that code. The province is also vaccinating people between the ages of 30 and 65 with the AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine in local pharmacies throughout the province. There are three ways to register for vaccinations: By phone through the provincial phone line at 1-833-838-2323. In person at any Service B.C. location. B.C. has also begun booking appointments to immunize priority front-line groups such as first responders and teachers. Winona Waldron, president of the Greater Victoria Teachers' Association, said district teachers were notified Friday and some had successfully booked appointments for as early as Monday. "Just huge, huge relief," said Waldon, during an interview on CBC's On The Island. Read more: What's happening elsewhere in Canada As of Sunday, Canada has reported 1,234,180 cases of COVID-19, with a five per cent decrease in active cases from the week before. A total of 24,299 people have died of the disease. What are the symptoms of COVID-19? Common symptoms include: Fever. Cough. Tiredness. Shortness of breath. Loss of taste or smell. Headache. But more serious symptoms can develop, including difficulty breathing and pneumonia. What should I do if I feel sick? Use the B.C. Centre for Disease Control's COVID-19 self-assessment tool. Testing is recommended for anyone with symptoms of cold or flu, even if they're mild. People with severe difficulty breathing, severe chest pain, difficulty waking up or other extreme symptoms should call 911. What can I do to protect myself? Wash your hands frequently and thoroughly. Keep them clean. Keep at least two metres away from people outside your bubble. Keep your distance from people who are sick. Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth. Wear a mask in indoor public spaces. More detailed information on the outbreak is available on the federal government's website.

What you need to know about COVID-19 in B.C. for May 3

The news conference at 3 p.m. will be carried live on BC1, on our website, the Global BC Facebook page and CKNW.The news conference at 3 p.m. will be carried live on BC1, on our website, the Global BC Facebook page and CKNW.

B.C. reports 2,174 new cases of COVID-19 over three days, along with 15 deaths | Globalnews.ca

2,174 new cases identified over weekend, 15 more deaths2,174 new cases identified over weekend, 15 more deaths

B.C.’s COVID-19 infection, hospitalization decline continues – Nanaimo News Bulletin

Monday's roundup covers covid cases, herd immunity, travel orders, wasted vaccines, shot anxiety, ACA rules, drug pricing, opioids and more.Monday’s roundup covers covid cases, herd immunity, travel orders, wasted vaccines, shot anxiety, ACA rules, drug pricing, opioids and more.

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B.C. is considering decreasing the interval between first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccine as supply ramps up, says the province’s top doctor. More than a million doses of vaccine are . . .B.C. is considering decreasing the interval between first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccine as supply ramps up, says the province’s top doctor. More than a million doses of vaccine are . . .

Second doses of COVID-19 vaccine could be given sooner than expected: Henry | Times Colonist

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said people should temper expectations when it comes to any sort of large outdoor gatherings in the near future.Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said people should temper expectations when it comes to any sort of large outdoor gatherings in the near future.

Big events "not likely" to happen in BC this summer: Dr. Henry | News

As COVID-19 vaccine shipments ramp up, B.C. considers reducing the current 16-week wait. More than 4.5M doses are expected between now and the end of June.Province due to accept 275,000 doses from Pfizer this week

B.C. looking at reducing interval between vaccine doses - Vancouver Is Awesome

"We've been building a spaceship as we've been flying it, and we're now entering into a new era, and new warp speed if you will," Dr. Henry says about vaccine supply bonanza

COVID-19: Health officials to update B.C. COVID-19 cases on May 3 | Vancouver Sun

COVID-19: More than a million doses of vaccine to arrive in B.C. in May | Vancouver Sun

15 more people have died in the past three days in B.C. from COVID-19.15 more people have died in the past three days in B.C. from COVID-19.

Hospitalizations fall, as B.C. records lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in six weeks - North Shore News

B.C. saw another 15 people lose their lives due to COVID-19 over the weekend, as the province prepares for a surge in vaccine deliveries.B.C. saw another 15 people lose their lives due to COVID-19 over the weekend, as the province prepares for a surge in vaccine deliveries.

B.C. sees 15 COVID-19 deaths over weekend as vaccine deliveries grow - NEWS 1130

Health officials in British Columbia say that they're considering a shorter window between the first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines.Health officials in British Columbia say that they're considering a shorter window between the first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccines.

BC considering shorter gap between first and second dose of COVID-19 vaccine | News

The provincial government has announced 2,174 new coronavirus cases, including 106 in the Interior Health region, in the past three days.The provincial government has announced 2,174 new coronavirus cases, including 106 in the Interior Health region, in the past three days.

BC announces 2,174 new coronavirus cases, including 106 in IH region - BC News - Castanet.net

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Hundreds of thousands of doses of Canada's fourth approved vaccine have arrived, but distribution is on hold over a potential tainting issue

Six things to know about the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine | Vancouver Sun

COVID-19: Six things to know about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine | Vancouver Sun

British Columbia's top health officials are scheduled to host a live update Monday regarding the COVID-19 landscape in the province over the past 72 hours.British Columbia's top health officials are scheduled to host a live update Monday regarding the COVID-19 landscape in the province over the past 72 hours.

B.C. reports over 2,150 new COVID cases, 15 deaths

AstraZeneca rollout overlaps with B.C.’s age-based programAstraZeneca rollout overlaps with B.C.’s age-based program

Got a pharmacy shot? Don’t try to double up on COVID-19 vaccines – Maple Ridge News

As of Monday, everyone registered on the province's immunization website aged 54 and older can start booking their COVID-19 vaccine appointment.As of Monday, everyone registered on the province's immunization website aged 54 and older can start booking their COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

B.C. residents should register on vaccine website even if first dose was given at pharmacy: officials | Globalnews.ca

As of Monday, everyone registered on the province's immunization website aged 54 and older can start booking their COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

B.C. residents should register on vaccine website even if first dose was given at pharmacy: officials | Globalnews.ca

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“In some ways we’ve been building a spaceship as we’ve been flying it,” provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said. “Right now we're entering a new era, a new warp speed if you like, and there will be bumps.”

COVID-19 cases drop below 700 a day in B.C. | iNFOnews | Thompson-Okanagan's News Source

B.C. health officials are reporting an additional 2,174 cases of COVID-19 and 15 further dead over the three-day weekend period. That figure includes 106 cases in the Interior Health region. . . .B.C. health officials are reporting an additional 2,174 cases of COVID-19 and 15 further dead over the three-day weekend period. That figure includes 106 cases in the Interior Health region. . . .

B.C. considers lowering interval between COVID-19 vaccine doses as shipments accelerate | Kamloops This Week

British Columbians may soon find themselves waiting less time for their second COVID-19 vaccine dose than originally expected as the province prepares to accept record numbers of doses in the coming weeks.Province due to accept 275k doses from Pfizer this week

COVID-19 vaccine intervals may soon be reduced as B.C. enters ‘warp speed’ - Economy, Law & Politics | Business in Vancouver

British Columbians may soon find themselves waiting less time for their second COVID-19 vaccine dose than originally expected as the province prepares to accept record numbers of doses in the coming weeks.Province due to accept 275k doses from Pfizer this week

COVID-19 vaccine intervals may soon be reduced as B.C. enters ‘warp speed’ - Economy, Law & Politics | Business in Vancouver

AstraZeneca rollout overlaps with B.C.’s age-based programAstraZeneca rollout overlaps with B.C.’s age-based program

Got a pharmacy shot? Don’t try to double up on COVID-19 vaccines – Victoria News

AstraZeneca rollout overlaps with B.C.’s age-based programAstraZeneca rollout overlaps with B.C.’s age-based program

Got a pharmacy shot? Don’t try to double up on COVID-19 vaccines – Vancouver Island Free Daily