How to get vaccinated for COVID-19
Already got dose 1? Get ready for your second dose appointment.
Getting vaccinated is easy and safe. Spread the word and help your friends and family get vaccinated.
Last updated: June 17, 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.
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.
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.