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:
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.
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.
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.
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