Register with the Get Vaccinated provincial registration system to be notified when you can book your second, booster or third dose appointment.

Updated January 14, 2022

Starting December 31, everyone 18 years and older will be invited to get a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine about 6 months after they received their second dose.

People who are pregnant

Pregnant people 18 years and older can get a booster dose eight weeks after their second dose. You can be at any stage of your pregnancy.

If you haven't received an invite yet, call 1-833-838-2323 and self-identify as pregnant.

Learn more about booster doses at gov.bc.ca/booster.

Register with the Get Vaccinated provincial registration system to get an invitation by email, text message or phone call to book your appointment for a second, booster or third dose if eligible. You will be able to book your second dose approximately 56 days after your first dose.

You can receive a booster dose when you have received an invitation to book from the Provincial Get Vaccinated system, six months after the date of your second dose (or eight weeks after their second dose for pregnant people). You must be invited to book a booster dose appointment. You can't drop-in at a clinic or call a pharmacy to get a booster. Learn more about boosters and eligibility on the Government of BC’s website.

You can receive a third dose, if eligible, when you have received an invitation to book from the Provincial Get Vaccinated system.

Vaccine information

Do I need to register for my second, booster or third dose? 

Everyone needs to register once through the Get Vaccinated provincial registration system. 

If you have already registered, you will be notified by email, text or phone call when it's your turn to book an appointment for your second dose. You do not need a booster dose to be considered fully vaccinated.

If you have not registered through Get Vaccinated, register now.

You may not have registered through the provincial Get Vaccinated provincial registration system once if:

  • You are a senior or Indigenous person who booked through Fraser Health before April 6
  • You registered for a first dose of AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD directly through your local pharmacy only
  • You got your first dose at a workplace clinic, community outreach clinic or a whole of community clinic
  • You are clinically extremely vulnerable
  • You are a frontline worker who got your first dose with the priority populations program
 

Appointment timing

Second dose

Second dose appointments will follow a similar schedule to first doses, with invitations being sent approximately 56 days after your first dose to book your second dose appointment.

Like your first appointment, you'll select a location, date and time.

Booster dose

Starting December 31, everyone 18 years and older will be invited to get a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine about six months after they received their second dose. Pregnant people 18 years and older can get a booster dose eight weeks after their second dose. You must be invited to book a booster dose appointment. You can't drop-in at a clinic or call a pharmacy to get a booster. Learn more about boosters and eligibility on the Government of BC’s website.

Third dose

You can receive a third dose, if eligible, when you have received an invitation to book from the Provincial Get Vaccinated system.

What is the difference between a booster dose and a third dose?

A third dose is not the same as a booster. For people who do not develop the same immune response to the first two doses of the vaccine, a third dose is needed to get a similar level of protection as others in the population. For these people, receiving a third dose to complete the initial vaccine series can help individuals create antibodies to protect them from COVID-19.

A booster dose is an additional vaccine you may get later if the protection from the initial two-dose vaccine series begins to decrease over time. A booster gets immunity back up to a desirable level of protection for an extended period of time.

Learn more about boosters and third doses on the BCCDC’s website bccdc.ca.

Where can I find the date of my previous dose(s) of vaccine?

The date of your previous dose(s) 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.