UPDATE: As of May 7th, Northern Health is now accepting vaccine bookings for residents aged 18 and older. 

VICTORIA, B.C. – B.C.  is accelerating its COVID-19 vaccine program next week, accepting bookings for residents aged 40 and up.

Anyone looking to get their vaccine must register through B.C.’s Get Vaccinated system. Those who registered will receive a booking invitation via text or email after 7 p.m. on the following days:

Anyone who didn’t register can do so by going to the Get Vaccinated website, phoning the provincial call centre at 1 833 838-2323, or in person at the nearest Service BC location.

The province says 43 per cent of B.C,’s eligible target population, 4.3 million, have received their first dose.

In the Northern Health region, Fort St. John and area is currently accepting bookings for anyone age 40+ and Indigenous adults. Clinics are running from May 4th to 7th at Totem Mall.

Dawson Creek vaccine bookings are open to those 18 and older with clinics running from May 11th to 14th, May 17th to 21st and May 25th to 28th at the Encana Events Centre.

Dawson Creek was identified as a high-risk community with the highest rate of COVID-19 per 100,000 population, and a targeted vaccine clinic was developed to try and reduce the number of cases.