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COVID-19 Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine Information: bccdc.ca/covid19vaccine

Getting a vaccine

  • How to register and book appointments
  • Information about first, second, third and booster doses
  • What to expect at the vaccination clinic
  • After your vaccination and common side effects
  • How to report adverse events
  • Vaccination information for children under age 5
  • Vaccination information for children ages 5 to 11
  • Vaccination information for youth ages 12 to 17
  • Preparing your child for their appointment
  • Consent and mature minor consent
  • Vaccine materials and colouring pages for children

Vaccine safety

  • Ongoing monitoring of vaccine safety
  • Transparency
  • Monitoring adverse events in BC
  • Rare side effects reported following vaccination

Vaccine considerations

  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Allergies
  • Health conditions and other considerations
    • Autoimmune conditions
    • Interactions with other vaccines
    • Previous reactions to vaccines
    • If you’ve had COVID-19
  • Resources for Clinically Extremely Vulnerable groups

Proof of vaccination

  • Federal proof of vaccination
  • Immunization records

Measuring vaccination impact & coverage

  • Vaccine effectiveness results from B.C.
  • Vaccine effectiveness and efficacy

Vaccination data

  • Dashboards with vaccination data including vaccine coverage and outcomes

Vaccination information for people vaccinated outside of B.C.

  • How to get a vaccine if you are arriving in B.C. from another province or outside of Canada
  • Submitting proof of immunization
  • Vaccines accepted in B.C.

Frequently asked questions from Immunize BC

Immunize BC gets a lot of questions from the public about the COVID-19 vaccines. Check out the COVID-19 Vaccine Frequently Asked Questions.


Resources for health professionals

Please see the vaccination toolkit for health professionals and COVID-19 vaccination pages for health professionals for more information.

Vaccines available in B.C.

  • What is the COVID-19 vaccine?
  • Information about Pfizer, Moderna, Novavax, Janssen and AstraZeneca vaccines
  • How the different vaccines work
  • Ingredients in the COVID-19 vaccines

How to find trusted information about vaccines

  • Information, misinformation and disinformation
  • Top tips for navigating information
  • Information sources
  • Before sharing something
  • Related links
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