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Proof of Vaccination

Your BC Vaccine Card is needed to access non-essential services.

Last updated: December 23, 2021

Proof of vaccination required for non-essential activities 

You are required to use your BC Vaccine Card to provide proof that you received two doses of COVID-19 vaccine for some social and recreational events, services and businesses. This applies to individuals aged 12 years and older (born 2009 or earlier). 

Learn about activities that require proof of vaccination in B.C.

Show your proof of vaccination with the BC Vaccine Card and a piece of identification. You can use either a digital or printed copy of your BC Vaccine card.

Get your BC Vaccine Card online
  • Go online to
  • Enter your date-of-birth, Personal Health Number (PHN), and date of your first or second dose
  • View, save a copy to your phone, or print your vaccine card
Request a printed copy of your BC Vaccine Card
  • Call 1-833-838-2323 to request a mailed copy
  • Visit a Service BC office to have one printed
  • Print a copy for yourself - ask a trusted friend or visit a library to access a computer and printer
Learn more about getting the BC Vaccine Card.

You do not need a third dose or booster dose to be considered fully vaccinated on your BC Vaccine Card.

If you received COVID-19 vaccines in another province or country, submit proof of an official immunization record. It will be entered into the Provincial Immunization Registry.

Canada and B.C. are following the World Health Organization’s (WHO) approved COVID-19 vaccines list to decide whether or not it is recommended that you receive additional COVID-19 vaccination here.

List of WHO approved COVID-19 vaccines:
  • Pfizer BioNTech (Comirnaty) 
  • Moderna (SpikeVax)
  • AstraZeneca (Vaxzevaria)
  • Janssen (Johnson & Johnson)
  • SinoPharm (Beijing) / Covilo / BBIBP-CorV 
  • Sinovac/ CoronaVac
  • Covovax
Submit immunization record

If you received one or two doses of COVID-19 vaccine in another country, you may still need additional doses in B.C. 

Check the vaccine requirements if you were vaccinated outside of Canada.

People visiting from outside of B.C. are also required to show proof of vaccination. 

Canadian visitors
People from other Canadian provinces or territories must show:

  • Provincially/territorially officially recognized vaccine record
  • Valid government ID from the same province or territory
International visitors
International visitors must show:

  • Proof of vaccination you used to enter Canada
  • Passport
The Government of Canada requires travellers 12 years and older to be fully vaccinated and show proof of vaccination to use federally regulated methods of travel. This includes travel by plane from any Canadian airport, travelling on VIA Rail and Rocky Mountaineer trains, and cruise ships. (BC Ferries does not require proof of vaccination.)

For travel within Canada, you're considered fully vaccinated 14 days after your second dose of vaccine.

Some events, services and businesses are required to check a person's proof of vaccination for access to their venue or space.

Find information for businesses on proof of vaccination requirements at

Check your immunization record to make sure the information is correct. If there is an error, use an online form to update your record.

Update my immunization record
Vaccinations are not mandatory in B.C. for the general public. 

Vaccination may be mandatory for people who work in some settings such as healthcare workers and workers in long-term care and assisted living residences. 

Employers may choose to adopt vaccination policies for their workplaces and are responsible for how they are appropriately implemented.


Immunization record

When you get vaccinated, you get a paper record of your vaccination and your information is added to the province’s immunization registry. 

When you get vaccinated, you will receive a paper record of your vaccination and the information will be entered into the electronic Provincial Immunization Registry (along with your other vaccination history). 

Keep your record of immunization as it contains important information about the date and type of vaccine you receive.

You can also access your immunization record online or request a printed copy by phone or at a Service BC office. You will be asked to provide information such as your name, Personal Health Number and date of birth to confirm your identity.

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