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Dr. Bonnie Henry gets initial dose of COVID-19 vaccine

Dr. Bonnie Henry receives a shot full of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, Dec. 22.
Image Credit: TWITTER/Adrian Dix
December 22, 2020 - 1:53 PM

The province's top doctor has received her first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Health Minister Adrian Dix posted a photo of Dr. Bonnie Henry getting a shot of the Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine this afternoon, Dec. 22.

"The first COVID-19 immunizations in Vancouver Island Health is taking place," he said in the tweet, adding that Dr. Henry received her initial dose to "demonstrate full confidence in the safety of the vaccine and show support for health care workers across our province."



Dr. Henry previously said vaccine deliveries last week were concentrated in the Lower Mainland, where case counts and transmission rates are highest.

B.C.'s immunization campaign is now rolling out on Vancouver Island and in the Northern and Interior health regions.

READ MORE: All B.C. health regions have received shipment of COVID-19 vaccine: top doctor

"The Interior and the North are having quite large transmission events relative to the population," Henry said during a news conference Dec. 21.

The curve of the outbreak is starting to level off amid ongoing public health rules, she said, but hundreds of new cases are being confirmed each day.

The province announced 1,667 new cases of COVID-19 on Monday over a three-day period, as well as 41 more deaths, making the total death toll rise to 765.

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