Published: Thu, March 11, 2021
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More than 500 new COVID-19 cases in B.C.

More than 500 new COVID-19 cases in B.C.

About 21,000 of the 47,000 British Columbians 90 and older have already received their vaccines in long-term care homes and about 8,000 of the 35,000 Indigenous people over 65 have received their jabs, which leaves about 53,000 people who were eligible to call this week.

However, he said Telus should be held accountable for the failure in that region.

The Ministry of Health has so far refused to release the government contract with Telus or provide details on how much taxpayer dollars were paid to the company. "People should be mad that the service provider didn't come through here".

The province says there are now 4,861 active cases, with another 9,051 people under active public health monitoring.

Family members are able to book on behalf of seniors who may not feel comfortable scheduling their vaccinations on their own. Every week, a new age group is set to become eligible, so the demand on the system is expected to increase. "We want to make sure it's ready and it works", he said.

Dix said if Telus is "unable to deliver", then actively looking at alternatives. Our team has been working overnight to respond to the significant demand and scale capacity by adding hundreds of additional agents.

Fewer than 100,000 British Columbians are now eligible to book to get their Pfizer or Moderna first jabs.

Another 550 cases of COVID-19 were reported in the province on Tuesday with two more deaths.

The province has found 51 new cases classified as variants of concern, with a total of 627 variant cases now seen in B.C., 109 of which are still active.

There's been one additional COVID-19 related death, for a total of 1,394.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry on Monday urged the provider to "step up" amid the bottlenecks.

CVS Health announced Thursday that it will begin administering COVID-19 vaccines to eligible populations at 34 additional retail pharmacies in MA and four additional locations in Rhode Island.

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