How to get vaccinated for COVID-19

Vaccine registration is open for people who are eligible. Register when it's your turn. It's easy and safe. Spread the word and help your friends and family complete their registration, book an appointment and get the vaccine.

The information on this page is available in 12 languages

Last updated: April 22, 2021 


There are three steps to get vaccinated

Step 1: Register

First, you register and get a confirmation number. You need that number to later book your vaccination appointment.

Registering also helps health authorities request the right amount of vaccine doses for each community.

Step 2: Book an appointment

You will be contacted to book a vaccine appointment when you are eligible based on your age and our Immunization Plan phases

You will book your appointment online or by phone. You will select a location, date and time.

Step 3: Get the vaccine

Visit the vaccine clinic to get your vaccine dose.

People who get their first vaccine dose will be notified by email, text or phone call when they are eligible to book an appointment for their second dose.


When you can register and when you can book an appointment

Register

I’m born in 1996 or earlier (25+) or I'm Indigenous and born in 2003 or earlier (18+)

You can register now.

People who are clinically extremely vulnerable

You can register now.

I’m born in 2003 or earlier (age 18+)

You can start registering April 23 at 12 pm.

Book an appointment

We contact you when you are eligible to book a vaccine appointment based on three factors:

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

We're currently sending booking invitations for:

  • People born in 1958 or earlier (63+)
  • Indigenous people born in 2003 or earlier (18+)
  • People who are clinically extremely vulnerable

Booking invitations for people born in 1961 or earlier (60+) will be sent starting April 23. 


There are three ways to register

You can register for yourself or for someone else, like a parent or grandparent. Everyone 18 and older in B.C. is eligible to get vaccinated, even if you don’t have a Personal Health Number or other documentation.

We protect all information we collect and public health will never share your information with any other agencies or parts of government. We will never ask you for your SIN, driver's licence number or banking and credit card details. 

Register online with a Personal Health Number

Register online You can register 24 hours a day

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

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

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I don't have a Personal Health Number 

Register by phone

Our call centre can also help if you feel more comfortable registering over the phone.

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

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

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. 


Get your confirmation number after you register 

When you submit your information, you receive a confirmation number. Do not lose the number.

This number makes it easier when you book your vaccination appointment.


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. 


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