Step 1: Register online, by phone or in person at a BC Services Centre
First, you register and get a confirmation number. You need that number to later book your vaccination appointment.
Registering also helps health authorities request the right amount of vaccine doses for each community.
- Register online: getvaccinated.gov.bc.ca
- Register by telephone: 1-833-838-2323 (toll free)
- Register in-person: Visit the nearest Service BC location
To register, you must provide:
- First and last name
- Date of birth
- Postal code
- Personal Health Number - Find your Personal Health Number on the back of your B.C. driver's licence or BC Services Card.
- An email address that gets checked regularly or a phone number that can receive text messages
If you don’t have a Personal Health Number, please register by phone or in person at a BC Services Centre.
Phone centre agents will never ask you for financial information, including credit card information.
Step 2: Book an appointment
After you have registered, you will be contacted to book a vaccine appointment when you are eligible based on your age and the immunization plan phases.
You will book your appointment online or by phone. You will select a location, date and time.
Please do not get discouraged if it takes a little longer to book your appointment by phone or online.
Anyone who is eligible for the vaccine and wants to be immunized will receive their immunization.
Step 3: Get the vaccine
Visit the vaccine clinic to get your vaccine dose.
Getting the second dose
Second doses will be given four months after your first dose.
People who get their first vaccine dose will be notified by email, text or phone call when they are eligible to book an appointment for their second dose.
Where can I find the date of my first dose of vaccine?
The date of your first dose can be found on your COVID-19 Immunization Record Card, which you should have received at the time of your vaccination.
If you have lost your card, your immunization record is also available online in the Health Gateway. Signing up is quick and easy using your mobile BC services card.
Visit www.healthgateway.gov.bc.ca for more details on how to sign up.
Vaccine registration is available for individuals in the following groups:
Eligible age groups
Currently eligible to register:
- Self-identified Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) individuals born in 2003 or earlier: Register online or call 1-833-838-2323 (toll free)
- Born in 1971 or earlier (50+): Register online or call 1-833-838-2323 (toll free)
- Born in 1956 to 1966 (55 to 65 years old): You can get the AstraZeneca COVISHIELD vaccine at eligible pharmacies with vaccine supply. Find an eligible pharmacy near you. Appointments for AstraZeneca cannot be booked through the Provincial Get Vaccinated registration and booking system.
- Born in 1976 or earlier (age 45+)
Start registering April 16 at 12 p.m.
- Born in 1981 or earlier (age 40+)
Start registering April 19 at 12 p.m.
People who are clinically extremely vulnerable
People aged 16 to 74 who are clinically extremely vulnerable and have received their patient invitation letter can get vaccinated. You can book a vaccine appointment for yourself or have a family member or friend call for you.
Learn more about eligibility, getting your letter, booking your appointment and other additional information at gov.bc.ca/cevcovid.
Health care workers
Health care workers, listed below, can continue to book an appointment for their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine.
- Community primary care providers who are seeing patients in person (nurse practitioners, medical practitioners, other patient care staff) and office staff (including medical office assistants) working in these settings
- Laboratory staff working in public health and private laboratories
- Midwives and office staff working in these settings, and doulas
- Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, and pharmacy staff
- Public and community health program staff (regional, provincial, federal)
- Research staff exposed to COVID-19 patients
- Speech-language pathologists and support staff
- Massage therapists
- Physiotherapists and support staff
- Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioners
- Dentists, dental assistants, dental hygienists, denturists, dental technicians and their office staff
- Occupational therapists and support staff
- Canadian Blood Services Staff
Information for priority groups:
Priority frontline workers
The National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) recommended a temporary suspension of the use of the AstraZeneca/SII Covishield vaccines in Canadians under 55, which has resulted in a pause on immunization plans for priority frontline workers.
This program remains a priority, and scheduling of vaccine clinics for this population will resume as more vaccine becomes available
Is there a way for any workers who missed the previous clinics to still get vaccinated at a later clinic?
The program to immunize employees in high-risk sectors and businesses is currently on pause. We will communicate directly to workplaces about the resumption of the program when new information is available.
Priority front-line workers identified by the COVID-19 Workplace Task Group and public health include:
- First responders (police, firefighters, emergency transport)
- K to 12 educational staff
- Child care staff
- Grocery store workers
- Postal workers
- Bylaw and quarantine officers
- Manufacturing workers
- Wholesale/warehousing employees
- Staff living in congregate housing at places like ski hills
- Correctional facilities staff
- Cross-border transport staff
- Sectors or settings prioritized due to outbreak response
If you are a priority front-line worker, please do not call or book online, We will communicate directly to workplaces about the resumption of the program when new information is available.
Home Health and Home Support clients
Indigenous COVID-19 immunization clinics
In partnership with First Nations Health Authority, Métis Nation British Columbia, Friendship Centres and other community organizations, COVID-19 immunization clinics with cultural supports are available for those who self-identify as Indigenous (First Nations, Métis, Inuit) individuals and Indigenous Elders.
About the COVID-19 vaccine
The COVID-19 vaccines that have been approved by Health Canada are safe, effective and will save lives. Vaccines do more than protect the people getting vaccinated, they also protect everyone around them. The more people in a community who are immunized and protected from COVID-19, the harder it is for COVID-19 to spread.
Reminder: Provincial Health Officer (PHO) orders and guidelines remain in place for everyone, regardless if they have received the vaccine. Please continue to practice COVID-19 safety behaviours, such as, avoiding gatherings, wearing a mask in indoor public spaces, cleaning your hands often, coughing and sneezing into your elbow and keeping two-metres apart from others.
The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is the best source of COVID-19 vaccine information.
When and how will other groups be able to register to get immunized?
Visit the Province of British Columbia's website for more details.
Is there a call list I can be added to for extra vaccine doses at the end of the day?
No. Members of the general public must wait for their age group to become eligible and then book an appointment to receive a vaccine. To avoid vaccine wastage at immunization clinics we only pull the doses needed to fulfill booked appointments each day. If doses remain after a clinic takes place, staff may put out a call through appropriate service providers to identify eligible people from our priority groups, as identified in the Province’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan.
Why should I get the vaccine?
Community immunity could be reached when a large majority of people in B.C. are immunized against COVID-19. When you choose to be vaccinated against COVID-19, you are helping save lives by protecting your household and your entire community from the virus.
The COVID-19 vaccine will be free for everyone in British Columbia.
Thank you for doing your part to contribute to COVID-19 immunity in our community!
Sharing your personal vaccine story can help encourage others to be immunized as soon as it is their turn. If you have a story to share send it to us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We may contact you and/or publish it on our website and social media channels to help encourage others to be immunized as soon as it is their turn.
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