NEW - British Columbia is moving COVID vaccine dose interval to 8 weeks, down from 13 weeks. #bcpoli
Dr. Bonnie Henry says the booster dose is crucial and builds on anti-bodies. "It provides more durable protection." #bcpoli
About 400,000 people will get invites today to book. #bcpoli
The priority list will be based on same principles as before. Will include older people, First Nations individuals and clinically extremely vulnerable. #bcpoli
Province is going back into long term care and assisted living to provide second doses. This should be done in the next few weeks. #bcpoli
All communities clinics for remote FN communities will be starting soon. #bcpoli
On AstraZeneca, Dr. Henry says hold tight and the response is better for a longer gap. No decision on what the Astra gap will be (so not necessarily 8 weeks). #bcpoli
Details will come next week on mix and match. #bcpoli
On how many doses will be sent to second doses, Henry says there is not ratio. Says it's about portioning out to meet appointments. #bcpoli
On following up with people for second doses and transient population, Dr. Henry says they are reaching out to shelters. Says they are also working with correctional facilities. #bcpoli
On guidelines for religious services and what is allowed and whether this counts weddings, Dr. Henry says it involves indoor services up to 50 and does not include events like weddings until June 15. Does allow for funerals and baptisms. #bcpoli
The limit for weddings right now is at 10 for indoor services. #bcpoli
One easy digital online vaccination record, Dr. Henry says province is close to having online immunization record available. #bcpoli
On using self test kits, Dr. Henry says they have just been approved and are looking more closely at where they can be used. Says rapid testing will be used to support people getting back to communal living and work places. #bcpoli
The BC CDC is working with businesses to see where rapid tests can be used. #bcpoli
.@LizaYuzda asks if more bricks will still be hurled (as a metaphor for COVID), Dr. Henry "I will be waiting another year waiting for those bricks." #bcpoli

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