BC Liberal Health Critic, Renee Merrifield, in a statement in response to the announcement of B.C.’s COVID-19 Vaccine Plan, said: “Today marks a critical step forward in B.C. as we prepare for the rollout of the COVID-19 vaccine in our province.
“It means we have thankfully entered the next stage of this pandemic — it is not over yet, but we have a new reason to be hopeful and even greater motivation to look after one another.
“While it is certainly cause for relief and hope, this Vaccine Plan is also only a first step; there is still much work to be done. However, I know that I and my BC Liberal colleagues will be there every step of the way, working to ensure that access to this vaccine is delivered as efficiently and equitably as possible to those who need it most. We will work to make sure that no one is left behind, for reasons of geography, access, socioeconomic status, or otherwise.
“As we move into what is hopefully the final stages of this public health crisis, we need to be more careful than ever to follow public health guidelines and contain the spread of this virus. The day when we can gather with our loved ones again is getting closer but we must continue to work together to reach that goal.”