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News: Friday, March 19th, 2021

Front-line workers, including K-12 educational staff, prioritized in COVID-19 vaccine rollout

K-12 educational staff are among more than 300,000 front-line workers who will be eligible for COVID-19 vaccinations in the coming weeks.

The provincial government announced on March 18 that beginning in April, people in priority groups identified by public health and the COVID-19 Workplace Task Group will start to receive their first vaccine dose. These 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;
  • staff living in congregate housing at places such as ski hills;
  • correctional facilities staff; and
  • cross-border transport staff.

More details and booking arrangements for front-line workers will be announced in the coming weeks.

Ministry of Health News Release

Media Contact:

Kayla Stuckart, Manager of Communications
Phone: (604) 859 – 4891 ext. 1206