COVID-19 Immunization Plan
All COVID-19 vaccines in Canada are effective and safe. The best vaccine is the one available to you.
Last updated: November 29, 2021
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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.
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.
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).
- View vaccination progress on the BCCDC COVID-19 dashboard
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.
- Learn about the Pfizer-BioNTech Comirnaty vaccine
- Learn about the Moderna Spikevax vaccine
- Learn about the AstraZeneca Vaxzevria vaccine
- Learn about the Johnson & Johnson Janssen vaccine
Vaccine supply is distributed by the Government of Canada and B.C. receives an allocated number of doses of vaccine on a weekly basis.
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.
To access some events, services and businesses in B.C., you must show proof of vaccination.