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 4 of its vaccination plan.
Updated June 6, 2021
“Get Vaccinated” online vaccine registration tool
Get Vaccinated, a new province-wide online registration tool for COVID-19 vaccinations, was launched in British Columbia on April 6, 2021. A call centre is also available for those who feel more comfortable registering by telephone.
British Columbia is accelerating second dose appointments for all eligible people because of increased vaccine supply.
Spread the word
Everyone in B.C. must register with the Get Vaccinated provincial registration system.
People who booked dose one prior to April 6 must also register. This includes seniors, indigenous people, people who are clinically extremely vulnerable, and people who received AstraZeneca at a local pharmacy.
Registration ensures your current information is on file so you can be contacted to book your (first or second) appointment. Spread the word and help your friends and family complete their registration, book an appointment and get the vaccine.
Who is currently eligible to register
Everyone in B.C. born in 2009 or earlier (aged 12+) is now eligible to register with the Get Vaccinated registration tool. An invitation to book an appointment will follow.
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 who booked or received their first dose prior to April 6 must also register.
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.
Vaccines in high-transmission neighbourhoods
Pop-up clinics are happening in some high-transmission neighbourhoods. These clinics are typically announced through the news media.
Getting dose two of Pfizer or Moderna vaccine
Approximately 8 weeks after your first dose, you will receive an invitation by text, email or phone call to book your second dose appointment.
- Invitations are being sent to people in the same order they received their first doses.
- Like your first appointment, you’ll select a location, date and time.
- You must have an appointment before you arrive at a clinic.
Getting dose two of AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccine
People who had their first dose of AstraZeneca vaccine through the pharmacy or other programs will be contacted to book their second dose approximately eight weeks after the first dose.
If you had your first dose of AstraZeneca in a pharmacy:
- Please DO NOT call the pharmacy — wait to be contacted.
- You must register with the Get Vaccinated provincial registration system.
- You can choose either AstraZeneca or an mRNA vaccine (Pfizer/Moderna) for your dose two.
- Before making your decision on a second dose, we recommend you review information on second dose vaccine choice from the BCCDC.
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.
Proof of immunization
When you get vaccinated, you will have the option to receive a paper and digital copy of your immunization record card. The Government of B.C. recommends registering for Health Gateway, where your digital immunization record card will be available only after you receive the vaccine.
Note: Health Gateway is not a source of vaccine or immunization information.
Your immunization record will be also be stored in the online provincial database, accessible to you, public health and your doctor.
Example of a paper immunization record card:
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. Detailed information about COVID-19 vaccines is available on the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) website.