British Columbia has received the first shipment of the COVID-19 vaccine and we’re getting an inside look at the arrival.
Health Minister Adrian Dix and Premier John Horgan shared images and video from Sunday night’s delivery of about 4,000 doses.
— Adrian Dix (@adriandix) December 15, 2020
Here it is. We're one step closer to British Columbians being immunized. Watch as the first COVID-19 vaccine arrives in BC. pic.twitter.com/N7u46DVw3V
— John Horgan (@jjhorgan) December 15, 2020
“These initial vaccine doses will be administered to Lower Mainland health-care workers who work in long-term care homes and front-line health-care workers essential to the COVID-19 response. Fraser Health and Vancouver Coastal Health are contacting staff to schedule the initial vaccine appointments,” reads a news release.
Other health authorities will receive the Pfizer BioNTech vaccine by Dec. 21.
The first vaccinations will take place Tuesday.