Published: Tue, April 06, 2021

Online booking tool for COVID-19 vaccinations to open on Tuesday

Online booking tool for COVID-19 vaccinations to open on Tuesday

Pennsylvania's long-awaited expansion of its COVID-19 vaccine eligibility is finally here and a new group of essential workers can now book appointments.

When the Get Vaccinated system opens, people born in 1950 or earlier, Indigenous people who are 18 and older, and those who have certain medical conditions will be eligible to register.

The province faced criticism last month for not having an online registration system ready when the second phase of its age-based vaccination program began after call centres in each health authority were initially overwhelmed.

"We have worked diligently and tirelessly to get this online registration, booking and tracking system ready for British Columbians", said Dr. The online system launches as B.C. saw three days in a row of daily COVID-19 cases topping 1,000.

The news comes as case numbers spike in B.C., with a record-high daily total on Saturday of 1,072 new infections and an outbreak on the Vancouver Canucks hockey team.

So far, the Fraser Health region has been the only area where residents could book an appointment online.


"With more vaccine supply, we are taking an important step into Phase 3 of our immunization plan, and I encourage anyone who has questions to go to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control website to learn more about the safe and effective vaccines we have here in B.C.", Henry said in a statement.

When they are eligible, adults can register online with their Personal Health Number (PHN). People can register online at gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated, by telephone through a provincial call centre at 1-833-838-2323 or in-person at the nearest Service BC location.

All Pennsylvanians in Phase 1C will become eligible to book appointments on April 12.

Those who don't have a PHN can only register by phone or in person at Service B.C.

People aged 55 to 65 can call their local pharmacies to book their COVID-19 vaccination with the AstraZeneca shot.

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