One Kamloops woman received one of the most sought-after jabs today.
Kelsey Medhurst is the first person in Kamloops to be vaccinated against COVID-19, with the Pfizer-BioNTech shot.
“In Kamloops, we have worked so hard, especially in long-term care, to stop the spread of COVID-19,” she says in a press release from Interior Health (IH). “Having this vaccine available will help protect the most vulnerable loved ones in our lives and I encourage everyone to get one.”
The vaccine is being given to long-term care staff and physicians first, in accordance to the province's program.
A health-care aide in Kelowna, Charmane Lazzarotto, was the first person in the Okanagan to get the vaccine.
The roll-out will be gradual, IH says.
In the meantime, the public needs to continue practicing physical distancing, good hand hygiene, keeping to their household bubbles and staying home if sick.
Just got to witness the first COVID vaccine dose given in #kamloops to a LTC worker!! The light is at the end of the tunnel!!— Carol Fenton (@DrCarolFenton) December 22, 2020