From "shot girl summer" to "vaxxed girl summer" and beyond, you might be confused, curious or excited about the scope of new hashtags cropping up in support of vaccination programs worldwide.
Earlier this week, B.C.'s top doctor implored British Columbians to celebrate getting vaccinated by sharing vaccine selfies on social media.
"You know it's available to all of us now so celebrate it, you know, put those selfies up so that your family, your friends, everybody knows that you've taken that pledge," she said.
Since every adult in B.C. is now eligible to be vaccinated, Dr. Bonnie Henry noted that now is the time to "support each other" in an effort to raise the rate of immunization in the province.
Health officials are also looking at ways to reach out to community groups to encourage people to get vaccinated against coronavirus through direct information and the "This Is Our Shot" campaign.
Now, people around the world are finding creative ways to express their joy after receiving a vaccine. While many people simply share a short note that explains where they are in the vaccination process, others have added a seflie with a hashtag or two.
In Metro Vancouver, several people have started to use the #shotgirlsummer or #vaxxedgirlsummer hashtags that are a nod to rapper Megan Thee Stallion's hit 2019 song "Hot Girl Summer" featuring Nicki Minaj and Ty Dolla $ign.
Have a look at how some locals are celebrating B.C.'s vaccination program with the help of these trending hashtags.
I'm not sure what #vaxxedgirlsummer means yet, I may never know, but either way am happy lil sis @rumneeek got her teeka!— Dr. Birinder Narang MBBS (Hons), CCFP (@DrBirinderSingh) May 18, 2021
Can confirm she didn't meet Prince Charming/husband this time, but there's always dose 2...She will likely (de)complicate soon.#ThisIsOurShotCa#BCPoli https://t.co/BaivwmsXjJ
My favourite part of getting vaccinations is when they put the little “eye patch” on my unicorn tattoo 😂 #VaxxedGirlSummer pic.twitter.com/RFTor9G0bI— Laryssa Vachon (@laryberries) May 15, 2021
I don’t like that our vaccine rollout is age-based. I miss getting carded #bcpoli #vanpoli #vaxxedandrelaxed #vaxxedgirlsummer— Doaa M. (She/Her) (@doaalicious) May 19, 2021
Just booked my first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination and could cry tears of happiness! Bring on #shotgirlsummer 🤩— Rachel Craft (@rachelmcraft) May 13, 2021
Two weeks until Vaccine 1/2! Let’s get this #ShotGirlSummer started! ☀️🙋🏻♀️💉 #COVID19Vaccine pic.twitter.com/AX5CPvAuhu— Elizabeth Rosalyn (@ElizabethThe) May 14, 2021
Officially booked for my first dose! #ShotGirlSummer pic.twitter.com/RRxuFubW62— jackie (@jacqpatton) May 13, 2021
SHOT GIRL SUMMER INCOMING pic.twitter.com/5pU0ny5Sgj— I R I S (@iri5ho) May 19, 2021
Did I tear up? Yes.— Kristen Morgan (@kristhemorg) May 17, 2021
But did I sob in the vaccination centre from gratitude? Also yes.
24 hours after my jab, no side effects apart from a sore arm. Science! Vaccines!! Public health!!! pic.twitter.com/67YXppw0Z8
What is the dude version of shot girl summer?— aaron paul stewart (he/him) | #BLM ✊🏿 (@AaronStew117) May 17, 2021
Wrong answers only.
[AB] Fort Saskatchewan 18+— Vaccine Hunters Canada (@VaxHuntersCan) May 19, 2021
9551 87th Ave https://t.co/VoVnUpsGgx
its going to be a #shotgirlsummer #BERTABLITZ #COVID19AB #vhcAB pic.twitter.com/g11TcdHZiu
PFIZERED AND PFEELING PFANTASTIC!— Andrea E. Wishart (🐿️Still Squirrelly At Home ) (@wishartae) May 14, 2021
thank you to my wonderful nurse Angela who made me feel totally normal for practically wiggling with excitement.
Sweet sweet mRNA, do your thing!
#StickItToCOVID #PfizerGang #vaxxedgirlsummer #GetVaccinated pic.twitter.com/ddYhi3X2je
"Finally got the email to book my vaccine."
British Columbians are expressing their joy about getting vaccinated in numerous ways, however. Many people are simply noting that it has been a long time since they felt that relieved or happy.
Finally got the email to book my vaccine and I haven’t felt a rush like that since the last time I bought concert tickets 🥺— meels🦝 (@ameliamarsen) May 15, 2021
Aaaaaaa I finally got to book my first vaccine appointment!!!— 氷竜フェヴリエー (@IcyFevrier) May 13, 2021
Woot! Got my first COVID-19 vaccine appointment for next week!🎉 💉 #CovidBC #Covid19BC— Woosang Lee (@woosang_lee) May 12, 2021
Got my appointment booked for vaccine! FEELS GOOD!— Maxwolf (@BigMaxwolf) May 12, 2021
Anyone who is 18 years of age or older is now eligible to book a vaccine in B.C.
Health Minister Adrian Dix adds, "The more people who get vaccinated, the safer we all are."
We invite everyone in BC who is 18 or older to join the team, the more than 2.5 million strong💪 who have received their vaccine or have booked their appointment for the coming days: https://t.co/HxTDwKaPph— Adrian Dix (@adriandix) May 18, 2021
The more people who get vaccinated, the safer we all are.