This week it was announced by the Canadian & BC governments that the COVID-19 vaccine would begin to be administered across Canada. Inclusion BC shared a recent Globe and Mail article that makes the case for ensuring that "persons with intellectual disabilities across the lifespan are not overlooked, but rather, are prioritized for vaccination."
Inclusion BC has received assurances that people with intellectual disabilities will be prioritized here in BC. We recently asked the Deputy Provincial Health Officer for more details about the vaccine distribution strategy and learned that information about the strategy and priority groups will be made available in the coming week.
Visit the Inclusion BC website for more media on this issue and for updates as they come in. CVS will also relay any new messages on this topic through our website.