How to get vaccinated for COVID-19

Getting vaccinated is easy and safe.

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Last updated: May 16, 2021 


Everyone must register with the Get Vaccinated system

Everyone in B.C. must register with the Get Vaccinated provincial registration system once. This includes:

  • Seniors, Indigenous people and people who are clinically extremely vulnerable who booked dose 1 through their health authority before April 6
  • People who got dose 1 of AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD at a local pharmacy

Registration makes sure we have your current email and phone number so we can contact you to book dose 1 or dose 2. Spread the word and help your friends and family complete their registration, book an appointment and get the vaccine.

Step 1: Register

Registration is open to anyone born in 2003 or earlier (18+).

Register now

When you register, you get a confirmation number. Do not lose the number. You'll need it later to book your vaccination appointment.

I lost my confirmation number

I made a mistake in my registration

I'm a youth aged 12 to 17

Step 2: Book an appointment

Don't expect to book an appointment the same day you register. 

You will get a text, email or phone call when you're eligible to book an appointment.

We're sending dose 1 booking invitations to:

Step 3: Get the vaccine

Visit the vaccine clinic to get your vaccine dose.

Everyone will get dose 2 within 16 weeks of their first vaccination appointment. 

You will get a text, email or phone call when you can book a dose 2 appointment.

Use your BC Services Card to view your immunization record online 24 hours after getting vaccinated.

I got the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccine

I need to cancel or reschedule


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

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:

  • Wear a short-sleeved shirt and a mask
  • Arrive a few minutes before your scheduled appointment time

You can bring one person with you for support.

All clinics are wheelchair accessible. You will be provided a mask if you need one. 

During the appointment

At the clinic you will:

  • Complete a check-in process
  • Get either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccine dose. A choice will not be offered
  • Wait in an observation area for about 15 minutes

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

Health Canada has approved the use of the Pfizer vaccine for youth aged 12 to 17. B.C. is expanding the COVID-19 Immunization Plan to include this age group. 

If you are 12 to 17, do not register for a vaccine at this time. Registration details will be updated as information is available. Youth registration is only available for:
 

To book a vaccine appointment, you must:
 

  • Register online or by phone using your Personal Health Number. If you are already registered, you don't have to register again
  • Call 1-833-838-2323 and self-identify as a pregnant person. The phone agent will book you an appointment

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.

Option 1: Online

Step 1: Cancel your appointment
 

  • Click on the appointment confirmation link you received by email or text message after booking the appointment
  • Enter the confirmation number and your Personal Health Number
  • Select the option to cancel the appointment
  • You will get a cancellation notice with another confirmation code

Step 2: Book a new appointment

You have 2 options:
 

  • Immediately reschedule using the reschedule button available on the cancellation confirmation screen
  • Reschedule at a later date using your existing appointment booking link found in your email or text message

Enter the confirmation number and your Personal Health Number, then follow instructions to book another appointment.

You will receive a notice with another confirmation code.

Option 2: By phone


Call 1-833-838-2323. The call centre team can cancel and reschedule your appointment.

 

 

I got dose 1 of the AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccine

B.C. is holding all remaining AstraZeneca/COVISHIELD vaccines for dose 2 appointments. 

Everyone will get dose 2 within 16 weeks of their first vaccination appointment. 

Register with the Get Vaccinated provincial registration system to get an email, text message or phone call when you can book a dose 2 appointment.


I have an appointment for dose 2 at a pharmacy

Register with the Get Vaccinated provincial registration system so that there's a way for us to contact you if something changes with the vaccination program.