BC Government Announces, “BC Vaccine Card” Rollout to Start Sept. 13

Aug 23, 2021 By MarketDepth

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The government of BC has become the second Province to require proof of vaccinations for people wanting to attend certain social and recreational events. The program is slated to start on September 13th and requires people have at least one dose by this day to be allowed entry. By October 24, health officials mandate that people will need to be fully vaccinated for at least seven days prior, to be granted entry.

Premier John Horgan, Dr. Bonnie Henry and Health Minister Adrian Dix were all on hand when making the announcement about the “BC Vaccine Card” rollout.

“Getting vaccinated is the way forward through the pandemic. So I call on all eligible unvaccinated British Columbians to roll up their sleeves to stop the spread.”

BC Premier, John Horgan

The list of places where vaccinations will be required for entry:

  • Indoor ticketed sporting events
  • Indoor concerts
  • Indoor theatre/dance/symphony events
  • Restaurants (indoor and patio dining)
  • Night clubs
  • Casinos
  • Movie theatres
  • Fitness centres/gyms (excluding youth recreational sport)
  • Businesses offering indoor high-intensity group exercise activities
  • Organized indoor events (eg. weddings, parties, conferences, meetings, workshops)
  • Discretionary organized indoor group recreational classes and activities

With Delta Variant cases continuing to grow through unvaccinated adults the BC Government wants to try to bend the curve and stop the spread.

“People who have not been fully vaccinated account for almost 90% of all of our cases and over 93% of the hospitalizations we’ve had in the past month. The risk of getting Covid-19 is 10 times higher for those who aren’t vaccinated.”

BC Provincial Health Officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry

The BC government stated that their will be bumps and hiccups along the way and will reassess the program in January of 2022.