How to get vaccinated for COVID-19
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Last updated: June 11, 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.
Spread the word and help your friends and family complete their registration, book an appointment and get the vaccine.
Step 1: Register
If you're born in 2009 or earlier (12+) register now.
Youth can get vaccinated by themselves, make plans with friends or ask a parent or trusted adult for help.
When you register, you get a confirmation number. Do not lose the number, you need it to book your vaccination appointment.
Step 2: Book an appointment
You'll be contacted to book your appointment online or by phone.
Using your confirmation number, you'll select a location, date and time.
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.
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
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.
We recommend you review information on COVID-19 vaccine safety from HealthlinkBC before your clinic visit.
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.
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.
If you got one or two doses of a COVID-19 vaccine in another province or country, you must submit proof of an official vaccination record. It will be entered into the Provincial Immunization Registry