Vaccines for youth 12 to 17

If you're born in 2009 or earlier (12+), you're eligible to get vaccinated. You can get vaccinated by yourself, with your parents or with a trusted adult. 

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Last updated: June 8, 2021

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Information for youth 12 to 17

Getting vaccinated is easy. You can go to your appointment by yourself, make plans with friends to get appointments at the same time or ask a parent or trusted adult to help you. 

Under the Infants Act, you can give consent as a mature minor to receive health care, like getting a vaccine. 

Get vaccinated by yourself or with your friends

If you want to get vaccinated by yourself or with a group of friends, you must each have an appointment.

To get an appointment you first need to register. After you register, we contact you to book your vaccine appointment. 

Register online or by phone

Register now

When you register, you must provide a Personal Health Number.  

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

Get vaccinated with a trusted adult

If you feel more comfortable getting vaccinated with a trusted adult, they can come with you to your appointment. 

A trusted adult might be:

  • A parent, grandparent, Elder or relative 
  • Friend or neighbour
  • Social worker, community support worker or teacher

Ask your trusted adult for help.


Information for parents, caregivers and trusted adults

Getting a child vaccinated is easy. 

Under the Infants Act, children can give consent as a mature minor to receive health care, like getting a vaccine. They don't require parental consent.

Household and group vaccination options

First, register all children born in 2009 or earlier (12+) in your household or group who need to get vaccinated. Following registration, book an appointment for each child.

Vaccine clinics are busy and have a limited supply of doses per day. It's strongly encouraged to book an appointment for each child you bring to a clinic. 

I live in a small community 

Health authorities that serve small communities are making plans for youth vaccine clinics. 

Register a child

Register online or by phone

Register a child

When you register, you must provide a child's Personal Health Number.  

Depending on the child's age, you can find their Personal Health Number on the back of their B.C. driver's licence, BC Services Card or CareCard.


What to expect at the vaccine clinic

When you arrive at the vaccine clinic, you will complete a check-in process. It's also a good idea to bring one piece of child identification, for example:

  • BC Services card
  • B.C. driver's licence
  • School ID card
  • Birth certificate
  • Bank card