1. COVID-19 vaccine intervals may soon be reduced as B.C. enters ‘warp speed’  Business in Vancouver
  2. B.C. continues downward trend in new COVID-19 cases, but 15 more lives lost over the weekend  CBC.ca
  3. B.C. reports 2,174 new cases of COVID-19 over three days, along with 15 deaths  Global News
  4. BC considering shorter gap between first and second dose of COVID-19 vaccine | News  Daily Hive
  5. What you need to know about COVID-19 in B.C. for May 3  CBC.ca
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British Columbians may soon find themselves waiting less time for their second COVID-19 vaccine dose than originally expected as the province prepares to accept record numbers of doses in the coming weeks.Province due to accept 275k doses from Pfizer this week

COVID-19 vaccine intervals may soon be reduced as B.C. enters ‘warp speed’ - Economy, Law & Politics | Business in Vancouver

British Columbians may soon find themselves waiting less time for their second COVID-19 vaccine dose than originally expected as the province prepares to accept record numbers of doses in the coming weeks.Province due to accept 275k doses from Pfizer this week

COVID-19 vaccine intervals may soon be reduced as B.C. enters ‘warp speed’ - Economy, Law & Politics | Business in Vancouver

Fifteen more British Columbians died from COVID-19 over a three-day period, while the province recorded 2,174 more cases, health officials announced Monday. Fifteen more British Columbians died from COVID-19 over a three-day period, while the province recorded 2,174 more cases, health officials announced Monday. 

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The news conference at 3 p.m. will be carried live on BC1, on our website, the Global BC Facebook page and CKNW.The news conference at 3 p.m. will be carried live on BC1, on our website, the Global BC Facebook page and CKNW.

B.C. reports 2,174 new cases of COVID-19 over three days, along with 15 deaths | Globalnews.ca

The provincial government has announced 2,174 new coronavirus cases, including 106 in the Interior Health region, in the past three days.The provincial government has announced 2,174 new coronavirus cases, including 106 in the Interior Health region, in the past three days.

BC announces 2,174 new coronavirus cases, including 106 in IH region - BC News - Castanet.net

British Columbia identified another 2,174 cases of COVID-19 and suffered 15 related deaths over the weekend.British Columbia identified another 2,174 cases of COVID-19 and suffered 15 related deaths over the weekend.

COVID-19 in B.C.: 2,174 cases, 15 deaths over 1st weekend in May | CTV News

Smaller, distanced events could happen outdoorsSmaller, distanced events could happen outdoors

Large events ‘not likely’ to happen in B.C. this year, even as vaccine rollout speeds up: Henry – Kelowna Capital News

B.C. saw another 15 people lose their lives due to COVID-19 over the weekend, as the province prepares for a surge in vaccine deliveries.B.C. saw another 15 people lose their lives due to COVID-19 over the weekend, as the province prepares for a surge in vaccine deliveries.

B.C. sees 15 COVID-19 deaths over weekend as vaccine deliveries grow - NEWS 1130

As of Monday, everyone registered on the province's immunization website aged 54 and older can start booking their COVID-19 vaccine appointment.As of Monday, everyone registered on the province's immunization website aged 54 and older can start booking their COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

B.C. residents should register on vaccine website even if first dose was given at pharmacy: officials | Globalnews.ca

As of Monday, everyone registered on the province's immunization website aged 54 and older can start booking their COVID-19 vaccine appointment.

B.C. residents should register on vaccine website even if first dose was given at pharmacy: officials | Globalnews.ca

Here's your daily update with everything you need to know on the novel coronavirus situation in B.C.

COVID-19 update for May 3: Here's the latest on coronavirus in B.C. | Vancouver Sun

COVID-19 update for May 3: Dr. Henry promises one million doses of vaccine in May | 15 deaths and 2,174 cases reported over past three days | Johnson&Johnson vaccine recommended for Canadians 30 and over | Vancouver Sun

15 more people have died in the past three days in B.C. from COVID-19.15 more people have died in the past three days in B.C. from COVID-19.

Hospitalizations fall, as B.C. records lowest number of new COVID-19 cases in six weeks - Vancouver Is Awesome

B.C. is considering decreasing the interval between first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccine as supply ramps up, says the province’s top doctor.More than a million doses of Pfizer are expected to . . .B.C. is considering decreasing the interval between first and second doses of COVID-19 vaccine as supply ramps up, says the province’s top doctor.More than a million doses of Pfizer are expected to . . .

Second doses of COVID-19 vaccine could be given sooner than expected: Henry | Times Colonist

Hundreds of thousands of doses of Canada's fourth approved vaccine have arrived, but distribution is on hold over a potential tainting issue

Five things to know about the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine | Vancouver Sun

COVID-19: Five things to know about the Johnson & Johnson vaccine | Vancouver Sun

B.C. health officials are reporting an additional 2,174 cases of COVID-19 and 15 further dead over the three-day weekend period. That figure includes 106 cases in the Interior Health region. . . .B.C. health officials are reporting an additional 2,174 cases of COVID-19 and 15 further dead over the three-day weekend period. That figure includes 106 cases in the Interior Health region. . . .

B.C. considers lowering interval between COVID-19 vaccine doses as shipments accelerate | Kamloops This Week

British Columbia's top health officials are scheduled to host a live update Monday regarding the COVID-19 landscape in the province over the past 72 hours.British Columbia's top health officials are scheduled to host a live update Monday regarding the COVID-19 landscape in the province over the past 72 hours.

B.C. reports over 2,150 new COVID cases, 15 deaths

“In some ways we’ve been building a spaceship as we’ve been flying it,” provincial health officer Dr. Bonnie Henry said. “Right now we're entering a new era, a new warp speed if you like, and there will be bumps.”

COVID-19 cases drop below 700 a day in B.C. | iNFOnews | Thompson-Okanagan's News Source

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AstraZeneca rollout overlaps with B.C.’s age-based programAstraZeneca rollout overlaps with B.C.’s age-based program

Got a pharmacy shot? Don’t try to double up on COVID-19 vaccines – Vancouver Island Free Daily

Health-care experts are warning that even if you've got your first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, you should continue to observe public health measures or risk getting infected and ending up in hospital with severe illness. They say although the initial dose significantly cuts the risk of infection and hospitalization, a small number of people are still getting infected and developing serious symptoms that have put them in intensive care units That could be because they're coming in contact with the novel coronavirus before the "bare minimum" two weeks the vaccine takes to kick in, said Omar Khan, a biomedical engineering professor at the University of Toronto. "That means your immune system didn't have enough time to build up protective immunity to stop severe disease from appearing," Khan said. WATCH| How protected are you after your first dose of COVID-19 vaccine?: In the weeks after the first dose, we start developing antibodies to fight against COVID-19, Khan said. After about a month, our immune system has refined those antibodies, providing more protection against infection and severe illness. Eventually, our immune system develops a kind of memory, so if it comes into contact with the virus in the future, it starts to produce the antibodies again. Recent clinical trials back up this timeline. The efficacy of the Pfizer vaccine, for example, is 68.5 per cent one week after participants receive their first doses, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine published April 22. After two weeks, its efficacy increases to 92.6 per cent. Other research suggests Moderna follows a similar trend. Another study found that in Scotland, a single dose of AstraZeneca drove down hospital admissions by 68 per cent one week in. A month later its effectiveness at reducing hospitalizations increased to 88 per cent. However, new variants of concern also pose an additional risk. The antibodies people develop from the current vaccines aren't quite as efficient at stopping infection from the mutated versions of the original novel coronavirus strain, Khan said. If someone has an underlying medical condition, they're also more likely to develop severe COVID-19-related illness, he said. That's why even after receiving a first dose, "hand washing, physical distancing and mask wearing remain as important as ever," said Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's chief public health officer, on Friday. The second vaccine dose will remind our immune system how to respond to COVID-19, solidifying that protection. Canadians can expect to get their second dose about four months after their first, a longer interval than in some other countries, like the U.S, said Khan. However, it was done strategically to get enough of the population immunized to drive down case numbers and hospitalizations. "We extended the dosing interval between vaccines to get as many first doses into as many arms as possible, recognizing that the first dose maintains a strong and sustained level of protection from COVID-19," said Ontario Ministry of Health spokesperson Christian Hasse. "We have also been clear that people must continue to follow the public health advice after receiving their first dose."Health-care experts are warning that even if you've got your first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine, you should continue to observe public health measures or risk getting infected and ending up in hospital with severe illness. They say although the initial dose significantly cuts the risk of infection and hospitalization, a small number of people are still getting infected and developing serious symptoms that have put them in intensive care units That could be because they're coming in contact with the novel coronavirus before the "bare minimum" two weeks the vaccine takes to kick in, said Omar Khan, a biomedical engineering professor at the University of Toronto. "That means your immune system didn't have enough time to build up protective immunity to stop severe disease from appearing," Khan said. WATCH| How protected are you after your first dose of COVID-19 vaccine?: In the weeks after the first dose, we start developing antibodies to fight against COVID-19, Khan said. After about a month, our immune system has refined those antibodies, providing more protection against infection and severe illness. Eventually, our immune system develops a kind of memory, so if it comes into contact with the virus in the future, it starts to produce the antibodies again. Recent clinical trials back up this timeline. The efficacy of the Pfizer vaccine, for example, is 68.5 per cent one week after participants receive their first doses, according to a study in the New England Journal of Medicine published April 22. After two weeks, its efficacy increases to 92.6 per cent. Other research suggests Moderna follows a similar trend. Another study found that in Scotland, a single dose of AstraZeneca drove down hospital admissions by 68 per cent one week in. A month later its effectiveness at reducing hospitalizations increased to 88 per cent. However, new variants of concern also pose an additional risk. The antibodies people develop from the current vaccines aren't quite as efficient at stopping infection from the mutated versions of the original novel coronavirus strain, Khan said. If someone has an underlying medical condition, they're also more likely to develop severe COVID-19-related illness, he said. That's why even after receiving a first dose, "hand washing, physical distancing and mask wearing remain as important as ever," said Dr. Theresa Tam, Canada's chief public health officer, on Friday. The second vaccine dose will remind our immune system how to respond to COVID-19, solidifying that protection. Canadians can expect to get their second dose about four months after their first, a longer interval than in some other countries, like the U.S, said Khan. However, it was done strategically to get enough of the population immunized to drive down case numbers and hospitalizations. "We extended the dosing interval between vaccines to get as many first doses into as many arms as possible, recognizing that the first dose maintains a strong and sustained level of protection from COVID-19," said Ontario Ministry of Health spokesperson Christian Hasse. "We have also been clear that people must continue to follow the public health advice after receiving their first dose."

Your 1st dose of COVID-19 vaccine is effective but not foolproof, experts warn