COVID-19 Immunization Plan

All COVID-19 vaccines in Canada are effective and safe. The best vaccine is the one available to you.

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Last updated: November 29, 2021

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Get vaccinated

B.C.’s COVID-19 Immunization Plan is designed to save lives and stop the spread of COVID-19. The next phase of the plan is focused on sustained protection for everyone. 

Dose 3 for people who are moderately to severely immunocompromised

People with moderately to severely compromised immune systems will receive a third dose of vaccine.

Booster dose

Everyone 18 and older will be invited to get a booster dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

Vaccines for children 5 to 11

Parents who register their child will be invited to book an appointment. Health authorities are operating child-friendly clinics, with extended hours after school and in the evenings.

Not vaccinated yet? If you're over 12 and haven't received your first dose, register today.


Vaccines in Canada

The COVID-19 vaccine is saving 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.

The best source of COVID-19 vaccine information is the British Columbia Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC).

Approved vaccines

The COVID-19 vaccines that have been approved by Health Canada are safe, effective and will save lives. To date, four vaccines have been approved for use by Health Canada.

Vaccine supply is distributed by the Government of Canada and B.C. receives an allocated number of doses of vaccine on a weekly basis.

Safety

Health Canada has conducted a rigorous scientific review of the available medical evidence to assess the safety of the approved COVID-19 vaccines. Feeling worried or unsure is completely normal when something is new.

  • No major safety concerns have been identified in the data Health Canada reviewed
  • We can be reassured that Health Canada has a thorough approval process that makes sure the vaccines and medicines we take are safe

You can get a flu shot at any time before or after the COVID-19 vaccine. Find a flu clinic.


Restrictions and proof of vaccination