Link to Family Support Institute Newsletter:
B.C. launches restart plan to safely bring people back together
With more than 60% of adults vaccinated with their first dose and COVID-19 case counts and hospitalizations steadily declining, British Columbia is moving forward with the cautious first step of a four-step plan for a careful and safe restart.
“British Columbians have sacrificed so much over the last 15 months to help keep people and our communities safe,” said Premier John Horgan. “We have made tremendous strides with our vaccination program, and we are now in a position where we can move forward with a plan to slowly bring us back together. As we have done throughout this pandemic, we will be closely following the guidance of public health and supporting people and businesses as we take the next steps in putting this pandemic behind us.”
BC’s Restart – a four-step plan to bring B.C. back together will be a slow and gradual return to a more normal life, with safety and health protocols such as mask wearing and physical distancing remaining in place and mandatory during the initial two steps of the plan.
Slide Show from May 25th press conference outlining the details of BC’s 4 Step Restart Plan:
The criteria for Step 1 is at least 60% of the 18+ population vaccinated with dose 1, along with stable case counts and COVID-19 hospitalizations.
More details on the four steps of the plan and what changes will happen at each step:
What will change for Spectrum’s services?
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Register, Register, Register
The best way to ensure you get notified when you are able to book a first or second vaccination is to Register with Get Vaccinated BC. No matter where you got your first shot – through the health authority, at a pharmacy or at home with a public health nurse – you should Register Now: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/register
or Call 1 833 838 2323.
Under the Infants Act, children can give consent to receive health care, like getting a vaccine.
When you register, you get a confirmation number. Do not lose the number, you need it to book your vaccination appointment.
Using your confirmation number, you’ll select a location, date and time.
Everyone will get dose 2 within 16 weeks of their first vaccination appointment.
You will get a text, email or phone call when you can book a dose 2 appointment.
Use your BC Services Card to view your immunization record online 24 hours after getting vaccinated.
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Fraser Health is working with Translink, BC Transit and handyDART to ensure that people with barriers to transportation, such as epilepsy, are able to get to their COVID-19 vaccine appointment.
If you live in the Fraser Health region and need help getting to your COVID-19 vaccine appointment, please visit www.fraserhealth.ca/bookaride and fill out the form on the website.
For info or to register:
Spots are limited. Registration required.
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