May 17, 2022

As of Tuesday, March 15, 2022, 90.7% (4,523,299) of eligible people five and older in B.C. have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine and 86.8% (4,326,812) have received their second dose.

In addition, 93.4% (4,328,091) of eligible people 12 and older have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, 90.9% (4,213,713) received their second dose and 56.7% (2,628,454) have received a third dose.

Also, 93.7% (4,053,348) of eligible adults in B.C. have received their first dose, 91.3% (3,950,013) received their second dose and 58.6% (2,533,113) have received a third dose.

B.C. is reporting 237 new cases of COVID-19, for a total of 352,965 cases in the province.

Note: The numbers of new and total cases are provisional due to a delayed data refresh.

The new cases include:

  • Fraser Health: 70
  • Vancouver Coastal Health: 40
  • Interior Health: 69
  • Northern Health: 24
  • Island Health: 34
  • People who reside outside of Canada: zero

There are 345 individuals hospitalized with COVID-19 and 50 are in intensive care.

In the past 24 hours, no new deaths have been reported, for an overall total of 2,946.

There have been no new health-care facility outbreaks. The outbreaks at Mission Creek Landing, Williams Lake Seniors Village, Fischer Place (Interior Health), Selkirk Seniors Village and Parkwood Court (Island Health) have been declared over, for a total of eight facilities with ongoing outbreaks, including:

  • long-term care:
    • Ponderosa, Hillside Village (Interior Health)
    • Sidney Care Home, Berwick House Gordon Head, The Heights at Mt. View, Greenwoods, Luther Court and Yucalta Lodge (Island Health)
  • acute care:
  • assisted or independent living:

Note: Due to a delayed refresh in BC Centre for Disease Control data, the update on cases and hospitalizations by vaccination status is unavailable.

Since December 2020, the Province has administered 11,420,286 doses of Pfizer-BioNTech, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Pfizer Pediatric COVID-19 vaccines.

Learn More:

For rapid tests for people 40+ at pharmacies, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2022HLTH0086-000358

For the March 10, 2022, announcement on lifting COVID-19 restrictions, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2022HLTH0081-000324

For information on when to get a COVID-19 test: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/testing/when-to-get-a-covid-19-test

For information on COVID-19 treatments including Paxlovid: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/about-covid-19/treatments

For information on booster doses, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/booster

To learn more about COVID-19 vaccines for children: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/children

For information on a third dose for people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/register#immunocompromised

To learn about how B.C. counts its daily COVID-19 cases in hospitals, visit: https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2021HLTH0058-001844

To learn about the BC Vaccine Card and how to access yours, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/vaccinecard.html

Detailed data is posted daily on the BCCDC dashboard: http://www.bccdc.ca/health-info/diseases-conditions/covid-19/data
Or: www.bccdc.ca

For the provincial health officer’s orders and guidance, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/health/about-bc-s-health-care-system/office-of-the-provincial-health-officer/current-health-topics/covid-19-novel-coronavirus

For guidance on restrictions, visit: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/safety/emergency-preparedness-response-recovery/covid-19-provincial-support/restrictions

The latest updates, including case counts, prevention, risks and to find a testing centre near you: http://www.bccdc.ca/
Or follow @CDCofBC on Twitter.

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