Starting Monday, British Columbia residents who wish to access a variety of non-essential services will be required to show their official BC vaccination card.
When the province’s vaccine passport system went into effect on September 13, the province gave people a two-week grace period to download their vaccine card.
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As of Sunday, people could still show various alternative immunization tests, including the paper record of the vaccines they received when they received their COVID-19 vaccine.
Starting Monday, only the official version of the BC Vaccine Card, which includes a QR code, will be accepted for BC residents.
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Visitors from outside the province can show their provincially recognized immunization record, and visitors from outside the country can show the proof of immunization they used to enter Canada.
As of Saturday, the Health Ministry said 3.1 million people had downloaded their vaccine passport. More than 4.05 million British Columbia residents have received at least one dose of the vaccine.
Residents who have not yet downloaded the official card you can do it here.
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The province’s immunization test program applies to bars and restaurants, indoor sporting events, movie theaters, and indoor shows, along with various other environments.
Currently, people must have received at least one dose of vaccine, but by October 24 they will need to receive two doses.
As of Friday, BC health officials said that people who are not fully vaccinated account for 82 percent of COVID-19 cases in the hospital and 94 percent of cases in intensive care.
According to the province, unvaccinated people are 25.9 times more likely to be hospitalized than those who are fully vaccinated after factoring in age.
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