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Santa will be visiting B.C. safely this Christmas, says Dr. Bonnie Henry

Santa Claus (iStock Photo)

Santa will be able to deliver presents safely this Christmas, says B.C.'s top doctor

Dr. Bonnie Henry has it 'on very good authority' Santa is one of the first in line to get vaccinated

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) — Santa Claus will be one of the first to get a COVID-19 vaccine and will still be able to do his job safely this Christmas, says B.C.’s top doctor.

Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry says she has it “on very good authority” that Santa is one of the first in line to get a vaccine.

While Christmas will be smaller for many British Columbians this year, St. Nick will be doing things differently too.

Just like everyone else, Santa is going to be wearing a mask when he delivers presents and will, of course, be washing his hand quite a bit, Henry says. Even the reindeer will be very careful as well.

“So, no leaving out the cookies and milk this year. And let’s just be happy that he can make it around the world,” she says.

Henry still advises everyone against travelling when they don’t have to, but Santa will be allowed to make his rounds.

Next week B.C. will get getting its first rounds of a COVID-19 vaccine, which will be going to health-care workers first.