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COVID-19 Vaccine

Vaccine Registration & Eligibility

  • How to register and book appointments
  • Booster doses
  • Third doses
  • Vaccines received outside of B.C.
  • Vaccine choice
  • Vaccination information for children ages 5 to 11
  • Vaccination information for youth ages 12 to 17
  • Benefits of vaccination
  • Safety information
  • Consent and mature minor consent
  • Vaccine materials and colouring pages for children

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 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

  • BC Vaccine card (needed to access some events, services and businesses)
  • Federal proof of vaccination (needed for travel)
  • Immunization records

Measuring Vaccination Impact & Coverage

  • Vaccine effectiveness results from B.C.
  • Vaccine effectiveness and efficacy
  • BC vaccination data and dashboards

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 available vaccines: Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca and Janssen
  • 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

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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