Vancouver Coastal Health: Next age group to book COVID-19 vaccination appointment

STARTING Saturday, March 20, Vancouver Coastal Health (VCH) invites the following people to call 1.877.587.5767 to book their COVID-19 vaccination appointment according to the following age groups:

People in Richmond, Vancouver, North Vancouver and West Vancouver

·Saturday, March 20: seniors 79 years of age and older (born in 1942 or earlier)

·Monday, March 22: seniors 78 years of age and older (born in 1943 or earlier)

·Tuesday, March 23: seniors 77 years of age and older (born in 1944 or earlier)

·Thursday, March 25: seniors 76 years of age and older (born in 1945 or earlier)

·Saturday, March 27: seniors 75 years of age and older (born in 1946 or earlier)

People in Sunshine Coast, Powell River, Whistler, Squamish, Pemberton and Bowen Island

·Saturday, March 20: seniors 70 years of age and older (born in 1951 or earlier)

Indigenous peoples (First Nations, Métis, Inuit)

·Saturday, March 20: Indigenous peoples 55 years of age and older (born in 1966 or earlier)

To prepare for your call, have available a pen and paper, personal health number, full name, date of birth, postal code and phone number. There are enough appointments available and there is no rush to call in. Call volumes are lower in the late afternoon and evening. The appointment booking toll-free phone line is open from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., seven days a week.

VCH is appealing to family members, friends, neighbours and social services agencies to help reach eligible people in the community.