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BC shortens wait for booster doses to 8 weeks for pregnant people

It’s been discussed over the last two weeks, but today the Government of BC made it official.

The wait between the second dose of a COVID-19 and booster shot has been shortened significantly for pregnant people.

“While it is recommended people get their booster six months after their second dose to ensure longer-lasting protection, it is important for pregnant people to receive their booster during pregnancy to ensure optimal protection for them and their baby,” explained a release from the Province.

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People who indicate they are pregnant when they call the Get Vaccinated system will receive an invitation for a booster shot if it has been eight weeks or more since their second dose.

Around 1,800 people have already stated they are pregnant and will receive an automatic invitation when their eight weeks are up.

Those who have not yet registered with the Get Vaccinated system can register online, by phone or at a Service BC Centre.

For more information, click this link.



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