VICTORIA, B.C. – Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry has announced that British Columbia will unveil a vaccine roll-out plan next week.
It will provide details on how vaccine will be distributed once it is available in the province.
According to Henry, the vaccine will be first provided to those that are considered most vulnerable to the virus.
While we wait for a vaccine to become available, Henry says we must stay strong and keep implementing safety practices, such as physical distancing, to help keep the virus under control.
“We need to stay all in, 100 percent committed to getting us through these next few weeks to months, so that we will have the ability to protect people and to save lives.”
According to Henry, 694 new cases were confirmed across B.C., on Thursday, bringing the total to 35,422.
Active cases across the province stand at 9,103 and 24,928 have since recovered.
Hospitalizations in B.C. are at 325, with 80 of those in ICU.
The province’s death count now sits at 481.
10,849 people are currently under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.
Earlier in the day, new orders were put in place banning all adult indoor and outdoor sport activities across the province.
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