On the other end of the spectrum, the Central Coast region on Vancouver Island has the highest first-dose vaccination rate at 93 per cent.
B.C.’s Peace River district is lagging way behind the rest of the province when it comes to first dose vaccination.
According to the B.C. Centre for Disease Control’s latest COVID-19 surveillance report, just 50 per cent of the adult population in the Peace River North and Peace River South regions have received at least one dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
This comes as provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry highlighted on Wednesday that B.C. had among the highest rate of first dose vaccination in the world – at 76.3 per cent for adults and 74.6 per cent for 12 and over.
The BCCDC data also shows Fort Nelson with 55 per cent of adults with a first dose of vaccine and Enderby in the Interior Health region at 58 per cent.
On the other end of the spectrum, the Central Coast region on Vancouver Island has the highest first-dose vaccination rate at 93 per cent, while Greater Victoria is at 83 per cent.
Henry said there are 1,320 active cases of COVID-19 in the community with 134 being treated in hospital, including 41 in intensive care.
Henry reported 113 new cases over the past day and four deaths – bringing that total to 1,738 since the pandemic was declared in March, 2020. COVID-19 cases, active cases and hospitalizations are all falling.
On Tuesday there were 62,237 doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered across B.C., most of which (53,356) were second doses. There have now been 3,454,295 people in B.C. who have received at least one dose of vaccine. Just over 20 per cent of adults in B.C. are fully vaccinated.
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