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Children's COVID-19 second dose vaccination rate in Burnaby at a standstill

Data shows the rate is still at 55 per cent.
Almost 30% of children aged 5-11 have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Second dose vaccination rates among Burnaby children have stalled, government data shows. 

Updated provincial data released by the BCCDC (BC Centre for Disease Control) shows the vaccination rate against COVID-19 in eligible Burnaby children aged 5-11 sits at 55 per cent as of May 23, the same rate it was on May 15.

Percentages across Fraser Health as of May 23, 2022, are as follows: 

  • Tri-Cities - 52 per cent
  • Surrey - 38 per cent
  • South Surrey/White Rock - 49 per cent
  • New Westminster - 56 per cent 
  • Mission - 25 per cent
  • Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows - 42 per cent
  • Langley - 40 per cent
  • Hope - 20 per cent 
  • Delta - 50 per cent
  • Chilliwack - 28 per cent
  • Burnaby - 55 per cent
  • Agassiz/Harrison - 22 per cent
  • Abbotsford - 26 per cent

Here's how to get your child vaccinated in B.C.

In order to be vaccinated, five-to-11-year-olds must first be registered in B.C.'s Get Vaccinated system, after which time an invitation will be sent (by text or email) to book an appointment.

You can find all the information online at B.C.'s pediatric vaccine page, or call the central vaccination line at 1-833-838-2323.

- With files from Julie MacLellan, New West Record

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