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Vaccination against COVID-19 lowers your chance of getting sick if you encounter the virus. The vaccines are effective in preventing serious illness, hospitalization and death. There is also evidence that they reduce the spread of the virus to others. Additional information on COVID-19 vaccination can be found on BCCDC's website.

There are currently 4 COVID-19 vaccines approved for use in Canada:

  • Pfizer-BioNTech
  • Moderna
  • AstraZeneca (AZ), COVISHIELD
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)

If you have questions about COVID-19 or the different vaccines, especially as it pertains to your personal health, please consult your family physician or regular clinic. If you do not have one or cannot access their services, you can speak to one of our physicians who can help answer your questions and address any concerns might have.

There are separate streams to obtain a COVID-19 vaccine in BC.

General:
Register online, by phone 1-833-838-2323 or in person at Service BC. You will be contacted to book an appointment based on your age. These sites mainly offer Pfizer and Moderna but in some cases AZ and COVISHIELD as well.

Indigenous Postal Code Medical Condition If you are indigenous (born 2003 or earlier), live in a high-transmission neighbourhood (born 2003 or earlier), or are clinically extremely vulnerable (born 2005 or earlier), you will be prioritized for a vaccine after registration. If you do not receive a booking code within a few days, try calling in.

Pregnancy If you are pregnant (born 2005 or earlier), you are eligible to book an appointment but will have to call in 1-833-838-2323.

Pharmacy:
If you were born 1991 or earlier, you can find a pharmacy offering the AstraZeneca and COVISHIELD vaccines. You should still register for the general stream in case you are unable to book or your appointment gets cancelled due to supply or shipping issues.
There are unofficial groups (1, 2) on social media dedicated to finding pharmacies with vaccines in stock. You can filter posts for British Columbia by using #vhcBC (Twitter, Facebook). There is also an active Discord.
Walk-in:
Fraser Health has hosted drop-in clinics for certain neighbourhoods on short notice. Some but not all are announced through media releases. You can also refer to the social media groups listed under the pharmacy stream above. Be cautious when relying on unofficial sources as there have been false reports. You should still register for other streams as drop-in clinics are not guaranteed and have limited supply.
Front-line:
Frontline and essential service workers (born 2003 or earlier) will be invited through their employer or union to get a vaccine in phases. You will receive an access code to be used for https://www.getvaccinated.gov.bc.ca/s/?variant=frontline. You should bring proof of employment. You should still register for the other streams as it may be faster in some cases.

In some cases, public health may also directly invite groups to be vaccinated due to outbreaks, clusters and exposures.

After you've been vaccinated, you should continue taking precautions such as wearing a mask, distancing from others and following public health directives.

About us

We are a group of physicians based in B.C. who believe in leveraging technology to improve access to healthcare.

Our focus is on quality, patient-centered care delivered through the responsible use of telehealth. This means that our services are limited to areas of medicine that would be adequately addressed through a telemedicine platform. Available services are subject to change.

If you have questions about our service, please contact us at info@ubiquityhealth.ca.