B.C. to receive doses of Johnson and Johnson vaccine next week
British Columbia’s high physician confirmed the province can be receiving a restricted variety of doses of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine.
Provincial well being officer Dr. Bonnie Henry stated Tuesday that they hope to obtain a cargo of the single-dose vaccine early subsequent week. It is going to be provided to unvaccinated health-care employees because it could be a greater possibility for many who are extra vaccine-hesitant however wish to maintain working.
B.C. to get Johnson & Johnson vaccine, broaden vaccine mandate
“Our first precedence can be providing it to health-care employees who’ve been affected by the PHO order and who need this vaccine as an possibility for them to proceed to soundly work in well being care,” Henry stated. “So, that can be our precedence over the subsequent few weeks as soon as this vaccine is available in.”
“We do know that some health-care employees have stated that that is the one possibility they might take into account proper now.”
The province will launch info subsequent week for others hoping to obtain the single-dose vaccine.
Throughout a Monday replace, the province stated it had administered greater than 8.3 million doses of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccines.
–With recordsdata from Amy Judd
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