My job puts me at higher risk of getting COVID-19, but it’s not listed in the priority list. Will I get the vaccine earlier than other people?

Question: 

My job puts me at higher risk of getting COVID-19, but it’s not listed in the first phases. Will I get the vaccine earlier than other people?

Answer: 

BC is currently receiving limited numbers of vaccines, so these doses are being prioritized for people who are at risk of serious health complications or are more likely to spread the virus to at-risk individuals.

However, certain jobs have been identified as being at increased risk, and are being prioritized in different phases. Read about the 4 phases.

In the later part of Phase 3, once additional vaccines are approved and become available, people between the ages of 18 and 64 who are front-line essential workers or work in specific workplaces or industries may be included.

Please note that the circumstances around COVID-19 vaccines in BC are changing regularly, so this information may change.
 

Date last updated: 
Thursday, Feb 11, 2021
Date last reviewed: 
Friday, Jan 29, 2021