The fire crew and police in White Rock and Surrey are scheduled to receive early immunization because their areas have reported a high infection.
This program applies to civilians and officers serving at both places and firefighters. This comes as a time when the third wave has hit Vancouver.
Sergeant Elenore Sturko stated that getting immunized means that she and others will not be at risk of spreading the virus to others in her circle. She added that she is immensely grateful that she and the crew were given priority since most of them are on the frontline while performing their duties.
Approximately 1200 of the RCMP staff in white Rock and Surrey and hundreds of firefighters will get the job.
This comes after several months of advocacy on the side of the Surrey fire chief and the Assistant commission of police.
Unfortunate, frontline workers in Vancouver’s hard-hit areas, such as Whistler, are yet to receive their immunization, which, according to toe Vancouver’s fire chief, is quite concerning.
She notes that most firemen and women in Vancouver reside in the surrey area. A significant number of them respond to calls in high-needs places where infection rates are likely to be high.
The province’s health officer, Dr. Bonnie Henry, says that first responders will be given the first priority. Still, the order in which this will be done will be based on the infection rates in the responders’ areas.