Authorities says it simply takes one telephone name, however one snowbirds say that is not the case
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The B.C. authorities is asking on all returning snowbirds to register by the Get Vaccinated system no matter whether or not they’re totally vaccinated, partly vaccinated or by no means.
In a ready assertion, the Ministry of Well being mentioned “each eligible individual ought to register by the Get Vaccinated system.”
This may be accomplished by phoning 1-833-838-2323 or visiting a Service B.C. centre and advising the agent of their vaccination standing.
“If somebody has acquired a number of doses of COVID-19 vaccine outdoors of B.C., they’ll have it recorded within the provincial immunization registry so there’s a report of their vaccination standing,” the ministry wrote. “Forward of reporting a vaccination, individuals ought to collect as a lot details about their immunization as potential.”
This contains which vaccine they’ve acquired, when and the place.
As soon as somebody’s report is up to date, they may obtain an invite to guide their second dose when they’re eligible. In the event that they haven’t been vaccinated they are going to be booked in straight away. If they’re totally vaccinated that info will likely be on the report in B.C.
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Final week, SFU professor Valorie Crooks — who research snowbirds — referred to as for presidency outreach and steering for returning snowbirds round vaccination, given many have acquired one or two doses within the U.S. There are an estimated 375,000 individuals in Canada who stay half the yr in Canada and the remaining within the U.S. or Mexico.
In response to Crooks’ feedback, a number of individuals contacted Postmedia Information to register their issues.
Snowbird Dixie Woodcock instructed Postmedia Information that she had been totally vaccinated in California (on Mar 18 and April 9) and returned to Canada on Could 14.
She mentioned that final week she referred to as the vaccine line twice (1-833-838-2323) and when she acquired by she was instructed that her vaccination info couldn’t be recorded and she or he was transferred to Service B.C.
From there she was instructed to contact Vancouver Coastal Well being the place an agent instructed her to ship her vaccination info (title, handle, date of beginning, image of vaccination card and private well being quantity) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Woodcock mentioned she has accomplished this and has not heard again.