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British Columbia Vaccine Info

British Columbia

BC Immunization Program

Important Info/Links

Register online for ages 5+:
https://www.getvaccinated.gov.bc.ca/

Register by phone:
1-833-838-2323 (toll free)

Health Gateway (electronic vaccination record)
<https://www.healthgateway.gov.bc.ca/



Provincial Registration Program

mRNA Dose 1: Ongoing for people born in 2009 or earlier (12+). Children ages 5-11 will begin receiving first doses starting November 29 2021.

mRNA Dose 2: Invitations will be sent to people according to when they received their first dose - approximately 4 weeks after the first dose.

mRNA Booster Dose: You will be contacted by the provincial Get Vaccinated system about how and when to book a booster dose.

Current mRNA Booster Dose timeline:

November 2021 to January 2022: People who will be contacted to book their booster doses are seniors 70+, Indigenous people 18+, rural and remote Indigenous communities, people receiving care, health care workers received their 2nd dose before March 15th.

January 2022 onwards: Everyone in B.C. 18 years and older will get a booking invitation between 6 to 8 months after the date of their second dose.

More information about booster doses: https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/booster


Pharmacy Program

AZ Dose 1: The B.C. Ministry of Health states that AstraZeneca vaccine may be administered as a 1st dose in two circumstances, since a documented referral is no longer mandatory:

-To individuals with a contraindication to the mRNA vaccines
-To individuals who refuse mRNA vaccines but without contraindication, who indicate that they will only be vaccinated against COVID-19 with AstraZeneca vaccine

AZ Dose 2: Pharmacies will contact people who came to their clinic for dose 1 approximately 4 weeks after the first dose. Search and book appointments:
https://www.bcpharmacy.ca/resource-centre/covid-19/vaccination-locations


Waiting to book?

If you are already registered and but have not received your first dose invitation, call 1-833-838-2323.

If you received your first dose before the registration program was in place (before mid-April) OR if you received your first dose through the pharmacy program, you need to register to receive your second dose (mRNA) invitation.

Second dose appointment invites are sent 4 weeks (mRNA)/8 weeks (AZ) after your first dose. Log on to your Health Gateway to view the second dose forecasted date for a rough estimate.

If your forecasted date is overdue or due, you should receive a booking link within the next week.



Modify your appointment?

Modify your appointment without cancelling your current booking:

https://www.getvaccinated.gov.bc.ca/s/cancel-booking


Received dose(s) outside BC?

https://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/covid-19/vaccine/register#out-of-province



Walk-In Vaccination Appointments

Vaccination clinics are now welcoming Dose 1 and Dose 2 same day walk in appointments. Booster Dose must have an appointment. For more information and clinic hours, see the region specific information below.

Vancouver Coastal Health Clinics

Fraser Health Clinics

Island Health Clinics

Interior Health Clinics

Northern Health Clinics

Last updated: 2021-11-22 1:55pm (Eastern Time)

* When booking appointments please review eligibility/availability on the the clinic/pharmacy's website