News Releases and Coverage

B.C. health minister says review underway after doctors jump vaccine queue (PHC)

(Photo credit: Lethbridge News Now)
(Photo credit: Lethbridge News Now)

VANCOUVER — British Columbia’s health minister says it’s “very disappointing” that some doctors in the Vancouver region jumped the queue to get a second dose of a COVID-19 vaccine.

Adrian Dix said Wednesday the issue was detected through a systems review and that everyone is expected to follow the rules on the priority list for immunization in order to first protect those most at risk of becoming infected.

The issue came to light in a memo to staff at the regional health authority and Providence Health Care, which operates three hospitals, several long-term care homes, a hospice and two clinics.

Click here for the full story on Lethbridge News Now.