On March 23, 2021, BC announced its plan to vaccinate those who are at higher risk of serious illness from COVID-19 if they were to get the virus. This group, which has been called those who are 'clinically extremely vulnerable" (CEV), has been identified through a thorough review of the scientific evidence from around the world combined with expert clinical opinion from here in BC.
Those who are pregnant AND have a serious heart condition, congenital or acquired, that requires you to see a cardiac specialist during your pregnancy are in the CEV group. More information about who is on the CEV list is available on the BCCDC website on the vaccine considerations page
What should you do if you think you are in this CEV group?
- Go to BC's immunization website at www.gov.bc.ca/cevcovid to learn more about the process
- Go to the BCCDC website and see the patient resources at www.bccdc.ca/vaccineconsiderations#cev for more information
- Watch your mail for a letter, signed by Dr Bonnie Henry, which should arrive to you by April 15th.
- Once your letter arrives, it is your invitation to book your vaccine no matter your age group.
- If, after April 15th, your CEV invitation letter has not arrived to your home, please reach out to your family primary care provider or your specialist team.
After April 15th
, individuals who have not received a letter signed by Dr. Bonnie Henry, but believe they should be vaccinated as a 'clinically extremely vulnerable' patient, may contact their physician. If your physician agrees that you fulfill the CEV criteria, he/she/they can complete an attestation form after April 15th, which you may use to register for a vaccination appointment. For more information, please visit the Government of B.C. web page on "Vaccines for people who are clinically extremely vulnerable"