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Children's COVID-19 second dose vaccination rate in Burnaby sees slight improvement

Data shows a one per cent increase last week.
A BCCDC report says 35% of children aged 5-11 in Burnaby have received one dose of COVID-19 as of Dec. 20, 2021.

Second doses for eligible Burnaby children saw an increase during the past week, but not by much. 

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 15, a one per cent increase from 54 per cent on May 8. 

Percentages across Fraser Health as of May 15, 2022, are as follows: 

  • Tri-Cities - 51 per cent
  • Surrey - 37 per cent
  • South Surrey/White Rock - 48 per cent
  • New Westminster - 56 per cent 
  • Mission - 25 per cent 
  • Maple Ridge/Pitt Meadows - 43 per cent
  • Langley - 40 per cent 
  • Hope - 20 per cent 
  • Delta - 49 per cent 
  • Chilliwack - 27 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