How to get vaccinated for COVID-19

Getting vaccinated is easy and safeSpread the word and help your friends and family get vaccinated. 

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Last updated: July 6, 2021 


You're only three steps away from getting vaccinated

Step 1: Register

Registration is fast and can be done online, by phone or in-person.

Everyone born in 2009 or earlier (12+) is eligible. When you register, you get a confirmation number. Don't lose the number, you need it to book your appointment.

Register

Step 2: Book an appointment

Book your appointment online or by phone, often the same day.

Using your confirmation number, select a location, date and time.

If needed, you can easily reschedule your appointment online

We're here to help if you have questions.

Step 3: Get the vaccine

Visit the vaccine clinic to get your vaccine dose.

Use your BC Services Card to view your immunization record online 48 hours after getting vaccinated.

About 8 weeks after your first dose, you can get your second dose.

I got vaccinated outside of B.C.


How to register

You can register yourself or someone else, like a parent or grandparent. We will never ask you for your SIN, driver's licence number or banking and credit card details.

Fastest option: Register online with a Personal Health Number

Register online It takes 2 minutes

To register online, you must provide:

  • First and last name
  • Date of birth 
  • Postal code
  • Personal Health Number
  • An email address that gets checked regularly or a phone number that can receive text messages

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Find your Personal Health Number on the back of your B.C. driver's licence, BC Services Card or CareCard. 


Other registration options

We want everyone to get vaccinated, even if you don’t have a Personal Health Number or other documentation. It doesn't matter if you are a Canadian citizen or not. Register even if you have already received dose 1 in another location. All of your information will be kept private and will never be shared with other agencies or parts of government. 

Register by phone

If you don't have a Personal Health Number, you need to register by phone. A Personal Health Number will be created for you.

Call: 1-833-838-2323 | Translators are available

Seven days a week, 7 am to 7 pm (PDT)

Telephone for the Deaf: Dial 711

Video Relay Services (VRS) provides sign language interpretation free for registered deaf, hard of hearing or speech-impaired people.

Register at a Service BC office

You can register in-person at all Service BC offices. 

Office hours vary by location. Check before you go. 


What to expect at the vaccine clinic

We recommend you review information on COVID-19 vaccine safety from HealthlinkBC before your clinic visit. 

Arrive prepared

Get ready for your appointment:

  • You do not need to fast. Be sure to drink water
  • Bring your booking confirmation and photo ID
  • Wear a short-sleeved shirt and a mask. You will be provided a mask if you need one
  • Arrive a few minutes before your scheduled appointment time

You can bring one person with you for support. All clinics are wheelchair accessible.

During the appointment

At the clinic you will:

  • Check-in with your photo ID and booking confirmation
  • Get either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine dose. A choice will not be offered
  • Wait in an observation area after your shot for about 15 minutes

For modesty, you can ask for a private location to get your shot.

You can expect to be at the clinic for 30 to 60 minutes in total. 

After your appointment, review COVID-19 Vaccination Aftercare (PDF, 953KB) from the BCCDC.  


I need help

 

I need to reschedule my appointment

Rescheduling your appointment is easy and can be done online 24 hours a day. 

Reschedule my appointment Note: You must have your confirmation number.

Call 1-833-838-2323. The call centre team can look-up your number.

Do not register again.

Call 1-833-838-2323. The call centre team can correct the information for you.

Do not register again.

 

I got dose one or two in another province or country

If you got one or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine in another province or country, you must:

Submit immunization record