VICTORIA, B.C. – Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry reports that 409 of the initial doses of Pfizer’s COVID vaccine have been administered to front-line health-care workers in B.C., and says more is on the way.
“Yesterday, 409 doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine were given to B.C. front-line health-care workers. Starting next week, the province will receive weekly vaccine deliveries for clinics in every health region throughout the province. Specific timing will be provided once confirmed.”
While a vaccine is making its way around the province, Henry says we should continue to use our layers of protection to help keep everyone safe, especially into the holidays.
“Let’s ensure we are using our layers of protection and following all of the public health orders, which is more important than ever right now, especially during the holiday season.”
According to Henry, 640 new cases were confirmed across B.C., Wednesday, bringing the total to 44,103.
Active cases across the province stand at 9,950 and 32,376 have since recovered.
Hospitalizations in B.C. are at 362, with 91 of those in ICU.
The province’s death count now sits at 692.
10,538 people are currently under active public health monitoring as a result of identified exposure to known cases.
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