August 12, 2022

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Coronavirus: BC prioritizing teachers, child-care staff and first responders for COVID shot | FULL

More than 300,000 front-line workers, including first responders, grocery store employees, teachers and child-care workers will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations In April.

“We know how challenging this pandemic has been on our front-line workers,” Premier John Horgan said.

“Many of these people have come to work throughout this pandemic, continuing to teach and care for our children, stock the shelves of our local grocery store and keep our communities safe. By immunizing these front-line workers, we are making workplaces and communities throughout our province safer.”

Public health officials and the COVID-19 Workplace Task Group determined which workers will receive the AstraZeneca/SII COVISHIELD.

The entire first priority groups include first responders (police, firefighters, emergency transport), K-12 educational staff, child-care staff, grocery store workers, postal workers, bylaw and quarantine officers, manufacturing workers, wholesale/warehousing employees, cross-border transport workers, corrections workers and staff living in congregate housing at places such as ski hills.

These priority groups have been identified as workers in places and sectors where the use of personal protective equipment and barriers can be challenging, outbreaks and clusters have occurred or are ongoing and where workers must live or work in congregate settings.

It also includes sectors where maintaining the workforce for a critical service is necessary.

For more details: https://globalnews.ca/news/7704731/bc-covid-19-vaccination-rollout-update-march-18-2021/

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