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COVID-19 Vaccine

B.C. is working with federal, provincial, and health authority partners to plan the COVID-19 immunization program.

COVID-19 Vaccination - At a glance

This section covers key questions of the week and is frequently updated with any changes to vaccine protocols or procedures. 

Getting a Vaccine

  • What to bring
  • Getting your second dose
  • What to expect at the vaccination clinic
  • Common vaccine side effects
  • Serious side effects and adverse effects
  • How to report adverse events
  • Life after vaccination

Vaccine Registration & Eligibility

  • Registering for your vaccine

Vaccine Safety

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

Vaccine Considerations

  • Pregnancy and breastfeeding
  • Young people (age 12 - 17)
  • 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

  • Immunization record
  • Proof of vaccination to access some events, services and businesses

Vaccination Information for Students

  • How to get a vaccine for students arriving in B.C. from another province or outside of Canada
  • Vaccine requirements for students arriving in B.C.

Vaccines Available in B.C.

  • What is the COVID-19 vaccine?
  • List of currently available vaccines
  • How the different vaccines work
  • Ingredients in the COVID-19 vaccines

Vaccine Approvals & Development

  • Vaccine approval process and clinical trials
  • Results from COVID-19 vaccine trials
  • Canadian vaccine supply 
  • Vaccines in development

Measuring Vaccination Impact & Coverage

  • BC vaccination data and dashboards
  • Community transmission and protection
  • Vaccine effectiveness results: protection after the first dose
  • Vaccine efficacy and effectiveness

How to Find Trusted Information About Vaccines

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

Frequently Asked Questions from Immunize BC

Immunize BC gets a lot of questions about the COVID-19 vaccines. Check out this page for their answers.


Resources for Health Professionals

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











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