Young people have started to get their vaccines in Golden, as B.C. takes the next step to protect more people from the virus. Those between the ages of 12-17 (born in 2009 in earlier) now eligible to register and get vaccinated.
“Young people have faced immense challenges throughout this pandemic and have responded with strength and resilience,” said Premier John Horgan.
“If you’re between 12 and 17, your turn is here. Vaccines are how we get our lives back and get back to seeing our friends and all the activities we miss. You can help us put this pandemic behind us by registering today, getting vaccinated and encouraging everyone in your life to do the same.”
Young people may register and get their vaccine on their own, or have a parent, guardian or trusted adult assist them. Parents, caregivers, guardians and trusted adults can provide their own contact information when registering youth, if preferred. They can also accompany them to their vaccine appointment.
Under the Infants Act, children can give consent as a mature minor to receive health care, like getting a vaccine.
Household and group vaccination options are also available to make it easy for households to be immunized at the same time.