COVID-19: B.C. breaks the one-million-booster-shot mark

So far in B.C., 21.5 per cent of eligible adults have been triple vaccinated

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More than one million COVID-19 booster shots have been administered in B.C.

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According to the B.C. Health Ministry, as of midnight Tuesday, there were 998,164 third doses given to eligible adults in the province. On Monday, that number was 960,090.

So by the end of Wednesday, that number will have breached the one-million mark.

Health Minister Adrian Dix said more than half of those doses had gone to people aged 70-and-over — around 70 per cent of British Columbians in that age group.

He said more than 100,000 health-care workers had been triple vaccinated and that people were being offered boosters once they reached the six-month mark from their second dose.

“Boosters are being booked in about 710 locations across the province today and more sites are coming online daily, particularly pharmacies and health authority clinics,” Dix said.

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So far in B.C., 21.5 per cent of eligible adults have received a booster shot.

The Health Ministry has reported 3,798 new cases of COVID on Wednesday, with 29,967 active cases — of which 317 are being treated in hospital, including 83 in intensive care. All these numbers are rising as the highly transmissible Omicron variant has taken over in B.C.

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