Provincial Health Officer Dr Bonnie Henry has announced that close to 15,000 British Columbians who are severely immunocompromised will be contacted to advise them they can receive a third dose of COVID-19 vaccine at any BC vaccine clinic.
If patients have the conditions listed below, and have not received a call by September 17, they are asked to contact their physician or other health care provider who can provide them with an attestation form.
Patients are eligible if they:
Dr Henry has said she may extend an invitation for a third dose to others who may benefit from a third dose of the vaccine to complete the initial vaccine series to help these individuals create antibodies to protect them from COVID-19. She noted that government is awaiting more data from the national immunization committee and expects to have further announcements in the near future.
For more information, go to the BC Government site: How to get vaccinated for COVID-19 - Province of British Columbia (gov.bc.ca) or the BCCDC site: Vaccine Considerations and Registration and Eligibility pages.