COVID-19 Immunization

For more information on COVID-19 vaccines please see HealthLinkBC File #124: COVID-19 Vaccines.

Getting a Vaccine

BC has reached phase four of the four phases Government of BC: COVID-19 Immunization Plan. If it is your turn to register, connect with your health authority to book an appointment. For more information, see:

Find COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics

For up-to-date information, including information on whether an appointment is required or if walk-in or drop-ins are available, please visit the Public Health Alerts In Your Area to find COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics in your Health Authority.

Vax for B.C.

If you haven’t got vaccinated yet or if it’s been more than 49 days since your first dose, get vaccinated now at a drop-in, mobile or special event clinic. Roll up your sleeve and stop the spread of COVID-19. To find a vaccine event in your community, a list of drop-in events organized by each health authority is available here: Government of BC: Vax for B.C.

After Vaccination

For more information on what to expect following vaccination and what to watch for, see:

Second Dose of vaccine

Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and COVISHIELD COVID-19 vaccines require two doses. It is important to get both doses for long-term protection. For more information; see, Government of BC: Get your second vaccine dose webpage.

Vaccine Considerations

There are very few reasons someone should not get the COVID-19 vaccine. For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine for individuals with specific health concerns, including allergies, pregnancy and breastfeeding, see:

Vaccine Safety

For more information on the vaccine approval process, safety and effectiveness please see:

Vaccine Questions

If you have any questions or concerns about the COVID-19 vaccines, please see:

Last updated: July 29, 2021

The information provided in the COVID-19 Immunization Health Feature has been adapted from the BCCDC: COVID-19 Vaccine, ImmunizeBC: COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions, Government of BC: How to get vaccinated for COVID-19, BC Centre for Disease Control: Vaccine Considerations, BC Centre for Disease Control: Vaccine Registration and Eligibility and BC Centre for Disease Control: Getting a Vaccine webpages, accessed July 21, 2021.

Is it an emergency?

If you or someone in your care has chest pains, difficulty breathing, or severe bleeding, it could be a life-threatening emergency. Call 9-1-1 or the local emergency number immediately.
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