A BC vaccination card will be required for all provincial residents to be allowed patio and indoor dining and other public activities starting September 13.
This is the key statement made by Premier John Horgan during his announcement on Monday afternoon. He was joined by Health Minister Adrian Dix and Provincial Health Officer Dr. Bonnie Henry.
During Horgan’s announcement, it was also stressed that residents must have at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine by September 13, so they will be admitted to several public places and events.
These include but are not limited to casinos, nightclubs, indoor ticketed sporting events, workshops, weddings, and parties, among others.
Moreover, the provincial government aims to have all residents have the full two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine by October 24 and at least seven (7) days since their second shot.
The BC vaccination card will also be integrated with the COVID-19 safety measures of businesses in the province to ensure that its use will be observed.
While the exact details on how to secure a BC vaccination card were not discussed during Monday’s announcement, Dr. Henry assures that they will be revealed soon. She also highlighted the safety and confidentiality of the system that will be utilized for its implementation.