Register for your immunization
If you’re 18 or older you can now register to receive your first dose of the COVID-19 vaccination. Visit www.gov.bc.ca/getvaccinated.
How to register
To register: call 1-833-348-4787, 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. daily.
Monday mornings are very busy. Try calling in the afternoon or evening.
You will need to provide your:
- Legal first and last name
- Date of birth
- Post code
- Personal health number (aka: care card)
- Phone number (a direct line to you or your support person)
The call centre agent will confirm your appointment date and time at the location nearest to you.
Once you are vaccinated…
After you’re vaccinated you still need to wear a mask, practice physical distancing and wash your hands:
- It takes roughly two weeks for your body creates the antibodies necessary to provide you with protection.
- While the vaccines are good, they don’t give 100% protection. At 95%, that still means 1 person in 20 won’t be protected and is still able to be infected, and there’s no way to tell who’s in that group.
- Those who have been vaccinated may still spread COVID-19—more research is needed to answer this question.
- Not everyone can receive the vaccination, others, like pregnant women who weren’t included in the trials, may decide to wait until after they give birth to be vaccinated. They need us to do our part to protect them.
- While the timeframe for when we can receive our vaccinations has been brought forward, not everyone will be vaccinated by the end of March.