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Glitch in B.C. s COVID-19 vaccine registration system is being fixed, top doctor says

Glitch in B.C. s COVID-19 vaccine registration system is being fixed, top doctor says
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VANCOUVER -- The province s top doctor is promising a fix for a glitch in B.C. s COVID-19 vaccine registration system that means some people may be able to double up on first doses.

Dr. Bonnie Henry said she received an invitation to book her first shot after she d already had a dose of the Pfizer vaccine.

The notification, the provincial health officer said Monday, informed her she was eligible for her first dose.

It s a message tens of thousands of British Columbians who got their shots at pharmacies or workplaces, and who are now registered with the provincial system, are also getting.

The Ministry of Health addressed it previously , asking residents who received an AstraZeneca vaccine in a pharmacy to just ignore the message to book an appointment.

Theoretically though, the invitation could mean that some could jump the queue and get a second dose. It appears there s no way to stop people from booking an appointment for another shot.

With concerns of a shortage of AstraZeneca, as well as some research suggesting mixing and matching vaccines may have benefits , some may be tempted to try to get another vaccine through the provincial registration system.
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