COVID-19 vaccines approved by Health Canada are safe, effective, and save lives. Vaccines do more than protect the people getting vaccinated — they also protect those around them. The more people who are immunized and protected from COVID-19, the harder it is for COVID-19 to spread. British Columbia is currently in Phase 3 of its vaccination plan.
New as of April 10, 2021
Online vaccine registration tool launches in B.C.
At 8:00 a.m. on April 6, a new province-wide registration tool for COVID-19 vaccinations launched in British Columbia. Registration, the first of three steps, will initiate the process. A call centre is opening simultaneously for those who feel more comfortable registering by telephone.
Registration is now open for all people born in 1961 or earlier (60+). The invitation to book an appointment will only come when the age-based system gets to your year of birth.
Who is currently eligible to book an appointment to be vaccinated
People in the following categories, who have completed Step 1 (registration), AND have received an invitation (by text or email), are eligible to book an appointment:
✅ Appointments for people born in 1954 or earlier (67+) are currently being booked.
✅ Indigenous people aged 18 years or older.
✅ People who are Clinically Extremely Vulnerable and have a letter from Dr. Bonnie Henry.
⚠️ People with a CEV designation are automatically recognized by the booking system.
How to Get Vaccinated for COVID-19
There are three steps to get vaccinated:
- Register online and record your confirmation number.
- You will need your confirmation number to later book your vaccination appointment.
- People with a CEV designation are automatically recognized by the booking system.
2) Book an appointment
- You will be contacted to book a vaccine appointment when you are eligible, based on your age and B.C.’s Immunization Plan phases.
- You can then book your appointment (online or by phone) selecting a location, date and time.
3) Get the vaccine
- Visit the vaccine clinic to get your vaccine dose.
- Arrive a few minutes early, wear a short sleeved shirt and a mask.
- 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.
What do I need to register online?
To register online, you must provide:
- First and last name
- Personal Health Number (PHN)
- Date of birth
- Postal Code
- An email address or mobile phone number
People without a PHN can call 1-833-838-2323 to register or visit a Service BC office.
AstraZeneca vaccinations available at pharmacies
People aged 55 to 64 can receive the AstraZeneca* vaccine at eligible pharmacies with vaccine supply. Bookings must be made directly with the pharmacy. Visit the Fraser Health website for a pharmacy near you. Appointments for AstraZeneca cannot be booked through the provincial booking tool.
|WHERE TO CALL||WHO IS ELIGIBLE|
|Eligible Pharmacies||✅ People born from to 1956 to 1965 (ages 55 to 64)|
Appointment availability will fluctuate.
Delta’s Immunization Transport Service
A service is available for Delta seniors and residents with mobility or cognitive challenges who need transportation to and from a COVID-19 Immunization Clinic for immunization.
✅ Appointments must be made through Delta’s Immunization Transport Service
⚠️ Appointments are available on specific days and times each week (see below).
⚠️ Bookings are accepted for return trips only (to and from your appointment).
✅ People who need assistance (other than transportation) may bring an attendant.
To book your appointment, please call (604) 597-4876 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. weekdays.
|LOCATION||DAYS AVAILABLE||APPOINTMENT TIMES|
|North Delta||Wednesdays & Fridays||11:00 a.m. to noon|
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
|South Delta||Tuesdays & Thursdays||11:00 a.m. to noon|
2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Front-Line Priority Workers
❌ DO NOT call for an appointment. All appointments will be organized through employers.
Starting in April, front-line priority workers can receive their first dose of the vaccine. Front-line priority 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 (currently happening)
If you are a front-line priority worker, DO NOT CALL your local health authority. All vaccination appointments will be organized by employers. Appointment information will be communicated clearly and directly to each sector and employer.
British Columbia’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan
The official version of BC’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan is available on the Government of BC website (updated March 23, 2021). Detailed information about COVID-19 vaccines is available on the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) website.