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COVID-19 vaccine game plan for youth from 12 to 17 to be revealed in B.C.

VICTORIA — British Columbia will roll out its plans today on how it will vaccinate thousands of children and youth in the province against COVID-19.

Premier John Horgan is joining a news conference today with Health Minister Adrian Dix and provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry, where they are expected to announce the details. 

The Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine has recently been approved for use in children aged 12 to 17. 

Health officials said Wednesday that children in that age group can register in the online portal and more details on booking a shot would come today. 

All adults in B.C. are also eligible to register and book to get vaccinated. 

More than 2.6 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine have been distributed in the province, including 135,246 that were second shots. 

This report by The Canadian Press was first published May 20, 2021

The Canadian Press