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COVID-19: B.C. unveils next steps in vaccine plan | Vancouver Sun

Seniors over 80 and Indigenous people over 65 will start receiving their COVID-19 vaccinations on March 15, B.C.’s premier said Monday morning as he released details of the province’s mass vaccination plan for the general public. The province will extend the timeline between the first and second dose to 16 weeks, or 112 days, to allow a broader segment of the population to receive vaccine protection sooner. During Monday’s press conference, provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said research has shown that one dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech or Moderna vaccine provides up to 90 per cent protection for up to four months. ___ About: Since 1912, the Vancouver Sun has cast a watchful eye on the events, issues and politics of the day – all with a unique West Coast perspective. Publishing Monday through Saturday in print and daily online at vancouversun.com, we are proud to be B.C.’s largest newsroom and are dedicated to telling the stories of our vibrant community. Connect with the Vancouver Sun Online: Visit vancouversun.com: https://vancouversun.com/ Subscribe to the Vancouver Sun: https://pages.postmedia.com/vancouver-sun/subscribe/ Find the Vancouver Sun on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/VancouverSun/ Follow the Vancouver Sun on Twitter: https://twitter.com/vancouversun Follow the Vancouver Sun on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thevancouversun/?hl=en
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