After hearing the news that essential workers would be prioritized in the next phase of B.C.’s COVID-19 vaccine rollout, many in the selected industries said they were pleased with the plan, while others expressed they felt left behind.
On Thursday, Dr. Bonnie Henry announced employees like first responders, educational staff, postal workers, grocery store workers and bylaw officers will be next in line to receive an AstraZeneca shot. Appointments for those doses are expected to begin in April.
Kyla Lee, a criminal lawyer in Vancouver, said she was disappointed that court staff, defence counsel and Crown counsel weren’t included in the most recent priority list either.
“Our professions have put us at risk for months,” Lee wrote on Twitter. “Court proceedings are integral to our democracy and cannot all be done remotely or with distancing.”
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