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COVID-19 vaccine appointments fully booked in York Region [Video]

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TORONTO –Appointments for the COVID-19 vaccine in York Region are completely booked after about 20,000 people registered to get the shot within the first two hours on Monday, officials said.

Last week, both York Region and Hamilton committed to starting mass vaccinations among senior residents on March 1 ahead of the launch of the provincial booking portal.

Time slots for the COVID-19 vaccine in York Region could be booked as of 8 a.m. on Monday. Officials urged patience as a large number of people tried to use the online booking system.

“Due to high traffic to our site, booking for York Region’s Vaccination Clinics at York.ca/covid19vaccine is operating slower than usual,” officials said on Twitter early Monday morning. “We appreciate your patience as we work to resolve this issue. Thank you.”

While some people took to social media to say they were able to book an appointment for either …

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Coronavirus case map: These are the hotspots for infections in B.C. right now [Video]

Metro Vancouver and Whistler continue to be the hottest of hotspots for COVID-19 infections in B.C., while caseloads in the north of the province have been shifting from the coast to the Interior, according to the latest map from the B.C. Centre for Disease Control.